Alan VanderMolen

vice chairman

Alan VanderMolen

Alan VanderMolen is responsible for the global capabilities of Edelman through oversight of the firm’s six global practices, five global sectors and the firm’s intellectual capital including its two global signature studies, the Edelman Trust Barometer and brandshare. He also oversees Canada and Latin America as well as Edelman sister firm, Zeno.

Alan currently works with clients including SAP, HP, Chevron, J&J and The Ohio State University.

From 2002-2009, Alan was president of Edelman Asia Pacific. He more than quadrupled the firm’s business, drove market entry into Japan, India and Indonesia and managed the firm’s acquisition of Pegasus Communications, Edelman’s sister firm in China.

Alan was recognized as PRWeek’s Asia Pacific PR Professional of the Year in 2005. He sits on the boards of the Goodman Theater, Planet Water Foundation, The Plank Center and The Ohio State University’s Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees as a non-trustee member.

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The Tech Sector Paradox: Modern Day Jedi or the Dark Side?

Are tech entrepreneurs emerging as the modern-day Jedi, acting as forces for good against all which ails the world? Or, are technology companies going to “the Dark Side,” secretly partnering with government(s) to spy on enemies of the state, both foreign and domestic?

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