An Elite Group of Rising Stars Forging a Bigger, More Strategic Role for the Entire Communications Industry

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2023 PRWeek has announced that Alethea Founder and CEO Lisa Kaplan was selected for its 2023 40 Under 40 honorees, the annual list of the future leaders of strategic communications, crisis management, and PR. This vibrant group of talented individuals is reinventing the practice and roles for communications professionals across all industries. In such a febrile political and social time, they demonstrate stability, awareness, and finesse in stewarding corporate reputation and managing crisis situations.

“In this new digital reality, disinformation is the new malware, and every company is potentially at risk. Alethea equips communicators with the tools, knowledge, and resources necessary to enhance organizational resilience, protect their key assets, and preserve stakeholder trust and credibility,” said Lisa Kaplan. “It is an honor to be selected by PRWeek to join such a distinguished group of experts. The communications industry is at an inflection point, where the best professionals understand that in addition to telling a great story, you have to protect your organization against false narratives, including those stemming from disinformation, state actors, competitors, and dark PR firms.”

“As PRWeek celebrates its 25th anniversary in the U.S., it’s a good time to reflect on the talent that makes up what is very much a people business,” said Steve Barrett, VP, editorial director of PRWeek. “The 40 Under 40 program has been celebrating the next generation of leaders since 2007 and many of them have gone on to hit the heights of the industry — I’m sure the 2023 class will be no exception.”

About PRWeek

PRWeek is the world’s leading PR and communications media brand. It reflects an industry playing a more pivotal role than ever before, not only in the marketing strategies of companies, brands and organizations, but also within boardrooms and among the C-suite. To view the full list of honorees and their accomplishments visit


Alethea is a technology company helping the Fortune 500, private companies and nonprofits protect themselves from harms stemming from disinformation. Leveraging its multi-channel machine learning platform, Artemis, Alethea detects disinformation narratives across the internet, enabling customers to proactively defend against this pervasive threat. With Artemis-powered early detection, Alethea customers can protect their reputations, key assets, physical safety and market value. The company was founded in 2019 and is woman owned. Learn more at

Contact: Asa Berolzheimer


Phone: (202) 209-4417