Stephanie Agresta, executive vice president and global director of digital strategy, has been recognized as one of PRWeek‘s “40 Under 40.” The magazine’s annual list profiles leading young professionals whose innovative work serves as a powerful look at the future of the industry.

“We’re all delighted to see Stephanie’s tremendous work for our clients get the recognition it deserves,” said Porter Novelli’s CEO Gary Stockman. “She is a true industry leader in digital and social media. By always placing digital, mobile and social media in the context of client needs, she has led the creation of highly innovative solutions that have delivered tremendous value. Her work and approach demonstrate the incredible potential of digital and the next phase of public relations.”

Since joining Porter Novelli in 2009, Stephanie has led digital strategy and social media campaign development, delivering successful digital media initiatives for clients such as Windows Mobile, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard and P&G. She was integral to Porter Novelli being named agency of record for digital activities for Chicago-based Bel Brands USA Inc.’s The Laughing Cow Wedges and Mini Babybel brands, and also secured agency of record relationships with Blog World and New Media Expo. Adept at relationship building, she has established strategic partnerships with Twestival, Internet Week and Social Media Week, for which she serves on the global advisory board. Additionally, Stephanie has contributed to the Porter Novelli Digital Labs program by establishing partnerships with cutting-edge startups of benefit to Porter Novelli clients.