Gloria “Glo” Janata is an award-winning public relations strategist, marketing communications expert and issues management specialist with more than 25 years of agency, corporate and non-profit experience, focusing on health, well-being and beauty. As president of TogoRun, she is responsible for global operations, business development and the financial management of the agency, and provides senior counsel across accounts.
Since joining TogoRun in November 2012, Glo has led the team to achieve several of the most prestigious industry awards, including TogoRun being named by PRWeek Global as 2014 International Agency of the Year and best in class for Corporate Social Responsibility, and shortlisted by PRWeek Global as 2015 International Agency of the Year.
Glo has played a pivotal role elevating corporate reputations and brands for world-leading pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Allergan, Schering-Plough, Bayer and Amgen. Programs under her leadership have won more than 220 industry awards, including the 2018 Sabre Award for Best Global Campaign for her work with Pure Earth on the launch of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, which reached over 2 billion people worldwide.
Glo is also a seasoned advocate and licensed attorney, admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her proudest accomplishments include serving as senior vice president for non-profit Children’s Health Fund (CHF), where she focused on driving support for policy changes to provide access to healthcare for homeless and indigent U.S. children. She currently serves on CHF’s Advisory Council.
Glo began her public relations career at APCO and Hill & Knowlton in Washington, D.C. She was also part of the original leadership team at Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), serving 16 years in various roles including co-head of the New York office, digital lead and the first managing director of Biosector 2. Immediately prior to assuming the helm of TogoRun, Glo served as Cohn & Wolfe’s global head of health and well-being.