Anne & Jerry Klein
Anne Sceia Klein founded AKCG as Anne Klein & Associates in 1982 and served as president until 2014. Her husband, Gerhart (Jerry) Klein, joined the company in 1985, serving as executive vice president, general counsel and chief technology officer.
Under Anne and Jerry’s steady leadership, the agency has flourished. Today, they continue to serve as advisors to the firm as they focus on philanthropy and their passions.
Anne has played a leading role in public relations for more than four decades. As a counselor to executives in the region and across the world, she is recognized as an expert in strategic planning, crisis and issues communications and community outreach.
She remains a member of the Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows and has received countless honors for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession. Highlights include being inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Hall of Fame, being selected as a Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal and being recognized for lifetime achievement by the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia Chapter.
Jerry leveraged his diverse background — serving previously as a trial attorney, a broadcast journalist for KYW NewsRadio and a community leader — to help lead the firm’s counseling team until 2015. He has received several professional awards for his crisis communications work.
He served an unprecedented four terms as president of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, and in recognition of his long service, was honored with the title of Chairman Emeritus of Pinnacle Worldwide, an international network of independent public relations firms. More recently, Jerry received the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award from Temple University and was inducted into its School of Media and Communication Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success in 2012, representing the School of Media and Communication.
Both Anne and Jerry are committed to supporting young and up-and-coming professionals and have endowed several scholarships and awards across regional universities and trade associations.