Ruth Edelman has been named deputy chairman of DJE Holdings, parent company of Edelman, effective immediately.
In this new role, Ruth will provide counsel on the business and clients to Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman, and the agency as well as host agency events. Her appointment reaffirms the firm’s commitment to being an independent, family-run company. Ruth is currently a member of the board of directors of DJE Holdings.
“Ruth has been a part of Edelman from day one,” said Richard Edelman. ”There is no one who knows our business or our culture better than she does.”
Throughout her life, Ruth has been a great supporter of numerous health organizations and nonprofits. She has helped to significantly further the goals of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association through her visibility as a patient advocate and philanthropist. Ruth is the first individual outside of the medical community to receive the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association’s Jan Fawcett Humanitarian Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding of depressive illness, commitment to research and sincere devotion to those suffering from depression.
Ruth is the widow of Daniel J. Edelman, the founder of Edelman. Following Dan’s passing last month, a new non-Executive chairman of DJE Holdings will be named in due course from outside of the agency.
“Dan spoke with Richard about the business and clients every day,” said Ruth Edelman. “I look forward to continuing that practice.”
Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 66 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2011 Global Agency of the Year” and its 2012 “Digital Agency of the Year.” Edelman was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor’s top ten “Best Places to Work” in 2011 and 2012. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), A&R Edelman (technology), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.
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