Richard Edelman is the president and CEO of Edelman, a leading communications marketing firm.
The firm was named “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and The Holmes Report.
Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world.
Richard topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third highest rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014) and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014). He is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004. Richard is consistently mentioned as one of the top 25 foremost experts on corporate trust.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Children’s Aid Society and the 9/11 Museum. He is a member of the World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.
Richard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
The publicists for movies have long defined the outer edge of our profession, with outrageous stunts and feigned romances among stars. But a campaign for the film “A Cure for Wellness” has gone over the edge of decency and intelligence to irresponsibility.
There are a few stunning results that should be taken very seriously by all of us in the communications world. We now reside in a house divided, with huge differences in views between those who voted for President Trump and for Hillary Clinton.
Five years ago, Edelman launched the Global Women’s Empowerment Network. Richard Edelman will report on our progress, recognize our shortcomings and commit to reaching the ultimate goal, which is to be 50/50 in terms of leadership.