Forbes Communications Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Communications, Marketing, and PR.

Kristen Appel, the Director of Marketing for BARE International, a global customer experience and market research firm, has been accepted into Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for executives in communications, marketing and public relations.

Appel was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Kristen into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Communications Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Appel has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Appel will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Appel will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I am honored to be joining the Forbes Communications Council and contributing my voice to the community,” says Appel. “At BARE International, we pride ourselves on being leaders in the customer experience and market research industry. I am excited at the opportunity to further evolve our industry and build our community.”

About Forbes Councils
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

For more information about Forbes Communications Council, visit https://www.forbescommcouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visithttps://forbescouncils.com/.

About BARE International
BARE International sets the industry standard as the largest independent provider of customer experience research, data, and analytics for companies worldwide. Founded in 1987, BARE International is a family-owned business with global capabilities. BARE is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia with ten offices around the world.

To learn more about BARE International’s customer experience research services and their dedicated field force of evaluators, visit https://www.bareinternational.com/.