Priss Benbow has spent a quarter century in public relations crafting stories that persuade people to act. As president of Benbow International PR, Ms. Benbow develops and executes public relations strategies and directs media campaigns to raise the visibility and credibility of client CEOs, organizations, and issues in the branding, technology, humanity, politics, and education sectors. As a result, companies become more valuable and non-profits help more people.
During her career, Ms. Benbow has worked with journalists in 17 countries and her clients have had articles published in or aired on the world’s most recognized media, including: Forbes, Les Echos, PBS, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Before founding her firm, she worked in The White House press office where she served as a liaison to the White House press corps, and as a consultant at Bain & Company. Ms. Benbow was a 2017-2018 Fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute. While at Stanford, she applied her public relations skills to secure media coverage of the global refugee crisis and, subsequently, the issues of homelessness and mental health. Based on this work, she recently authored an ethical marketing policy for social impact organizations.
Ms. Benbow is an alumna of The Hockaday School and earned an MA at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. She is a past Instructor at Stanford Continuing Studies, where she taught classes in public relations.