Edelman names Jim Prosser as managing director, Corporate Affairs & Advisory Services for the U.S. Western Region. In this role, Prosser will oversee corporate affairs and partner closely with the firm’s leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and Southern California to counsel C-level clients on corporate strategy, narrative and reputation.
"Jim is highly respected within the world of communications as a versatile leader who pairs forward thinking with decisive action," said Jim O’Leary, chair, Corporate Affairs & Advisory Services at Edelman. "Our clients will benefit greatly from his counsel and we're excited to have him as part of our leadership team."
Prosser previously served as SoFi's head of communications and public policy, where he set a strategy that helped the company grow into one of the world’s largest and best-known consumer financial technology firms. Prior to SoFi, he ran corporate, revenue, and policy communications at Twitter, helping guide the company's narrative through high-profile moments including its successful IPO and the return of co-founder Jack Dorsey as CEO. Before Twitter, Prosser managed corporate communications at Google with a focus on finance, treasury, and intellectual property issues, including global litigation totaling billions of dollars. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia.
“Corporate affairs and communications are changing faster than ever, thanks in no small part to some of the organizations I've helped lead,” said Prosser. “We have an opportunity at Edelman not just to help the firm's world-class clients navigate that change, but to help evolve the discipline in a way that continues to build trust.”
Prosser, who starts January 20th in the San Francisco office, will report to O’Leary and join Edelman’s U.S. Corporate Affairs & Advisory Services leadership team.
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