Donna Imperato

Cohn & Wolfe

200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Tel: 212 798 9800
Fax: 212 798 9589

Ideas that matter

In her tenure as CEO of Cohn & Wolfe, Donna Imperato has guided the agency from revered boutique to a renowned international powerhouse admired for its uncompromising commitment to creativity. She remains an active, hands-on advisor to clients and still gets as energized by client work as she does leading the agency she adores. Street smart and boardroom savvy, Donna has made Cohn & Wolfe a magnet for great talent and brands looking for bold, breakthrough ideas.

Bold brand work

Over her 25-year career in communications, Donna has been a trusted advisor to many of the biggest brands in the world across a range of industries. From crisis communications to product launches to full-scale rebranding efforts, her expertise spans consumer and b-to-b products and services, pharmaceuticals and corporate communications. Donna has led some of the industry’s most daring work, including campaigns to destigmatize diseases and competitive blunting initiatives.

Career highlight

Under Donna’s leadership, Cohn & Wolfe has garnered major industry accolades for client service, iconic campaigns and employee satisfaction. She has built the agency into a global leader with 50 offices in 28 countries and nurtured a client list that reads like a who’s who of industry leaders. Due to her strong agency vision, Cohn & Wolfe was named PRWeek Agency of the Year in 2013 and included on an abundance of Best Places to Work lists – such as PRWeek, PRNews, Crain’s New York and Advertising Age’s Best Places to Work (for two years in a row). She’s been named to PRWeek’s “Power List” twice (2008 and 2012) and its “Top 40 Under 40” list (2000). In 2009, Donna was inducted into the PRNews Hall of Fame and in 2013, awarded a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. Donna is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a board member of the Council of Public Relations Firms and a member of the Women’s Forum of New York and International Women’s Forum. Donna also serves on the Corporate Council for the Children’s Health Fund.