Russell Dubner

president and chief executive officer, Edelman United States

Russell Dubner

Russell Dubner has been with Edelman since 1992, joining as an entry-level account executive and today overseeing the U.S. region – the firm’s largest operation.

Russell works with a wide range of clients including Tough Mudder, Boston Consulting Group and Schwab.

His contributions to the firm’s IP and offerings include tenets for enduring engagement known as the Participation Platform, a thought leadership methodology and our Master Narrative approach to corporate storytelling.

Previously, Russell was president of the New York office. Under his leadership, the office doubled in size to become one of New York’s largest agencies and received numerous awards for both client work and employee satisfaction. 

Russell sits on the boards of Center for an Urban Future and Coro NY Leadership Center. He’s a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, GenNext Foundation and a founding member of PTTOW. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.

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Posted on in Translating Trump

100 Days in the (Brand) Wilderness

The first 100 days of President Trump’s administration has been a journey into uncharted territory for those in charge of carrying out his priorities. But how have other brands fared in this historic 100-day window?

Posted on in Edelman Engage

Five Memories of Dan Edelman

When I think of Edelman's Founder's Day I think of two things: Dan Edelman and the deeply ingrained founder culture still vibrant in the firm today embodied through Richard. Here are five memories of Dan that have stayed with me and inform my actions to this day.

Posted on in Global Practices

Take a Stand With Participation

Contrary to marketing lore, consumers’ resting pulse about brands is indifference. How then are a few forward-thinking companies inspiring enduring engagement?

Posted on in Edelman Engage

Edelman New York’s Road to Graduation

In 2009, we began a partnership with Junior Achievement of New York and the Manhattan Business Academy. The entire school was made up of a class of 100 freshmen who we were committed to mentoring through high school.

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