Founder & CEO of Agency H5

With more than 23 years in the Public Relations industry, Kathleen Henson founded and has led one of the nation’s leading boutique PR and communications firms representing some of the country’s most recognizable brands. In 2014, PRSA Chicago recognized Kathleen as PR Professional of the Year, and in 2015 she was named one of the Top Women in PR nationwide by PR News. Her firm was recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine among 75 Top Company Cultures in the U.S. Beyond her passionate involvement with Breakthrough, Kathleen also serves on the Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet, co­chairs the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s Women’s Leadership Council and serves on their corporate cabinet and supports the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Married for 18 years to her husband Mike, Kathleen is the proud mom to five busy kids ages 16-­7.

Why I am committed to Breakthrough:

We are changing lives in East Garfield Park. Honestly, we are all one challenging situation or circumstance away from being just like our Breakthough families. It is a joy to find ways to support such loving, wonderful people who need a hand­up – not a hand out, as Arloa always says.

Member Since 2015