Christine M. Barney, APR, is CEO and managing partner of rbb Communications, which is repeatedly recognized as a champion in the field of PR, digital marketing and creative services. Recently, rbb was among Top Five Global Creative Agencies of the Year, the PRovoke US Small Agency of the Year and named to the Forbes Top PR Firms. Christine is the author of “The Breakout Brand™ Strategy: An Evolutionary Approach to Creating Customer Passion,” and her firm, headquartered in Miami with a presence in Los Angeles and New York, is known as the Champion of Breakout Brands™. She has served as founding chair of the South Florida Business Council, past chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Orange Bowl Committee, board member of the Beacon Council, member of the International Women’s Forum, Leadership Florida, 2020 Florida Influencers Series and the Florida 500. She is a member of The Page Society and PRSA where she received the 2016 Bill Adams PRSA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a married mother of three and new grandmother.