Karen Love, director of practice growth at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas (FY16 net revenue of $24.2 million) of Houston, was honored in the Houston Business Journal’s C-Suite awards as Top Chief Marketing Officer. The next week, she was chosen for the Leading Edge Alliance’s On the Edge Innovation award, alongside two others.
Top Chief Marketing Officer is awarded to the individual who achieved exemplary growth in their company through their marketing initiatives. Love is also a finalist in the Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business awards.
Love was chosen for the Leading Edge Alliance On the Edge Innovation award for her impact on the marketing function of public accounting, helping to elevate it from an administrative-level task to a strategic and executive imperative.
“As she elevated the marketing function of public accounting, she elevated those around her as well, whether those people were CPAs or fellow marketers who she has taught and mentored,” says Karen Kehl-Rose, president, Leading Edge Alliance.