February 24, 2022 — NEW YORK — Edelman has tapped Oscar Suris as the next President of its New York operation. A veteran of Edelman’s sister agency, Zeno Group, Suris will report to Edelman U.S. CEO Lisa Osborne Ross, overseeing over 800 employees in Edelman’s largest global office.
“Oscar is a proven leader and a seasoned counselor who will set the pace and tone for our New York operation, which remains one of our strongest contributors in terms of client work and culture. His career history alone demonstrates his ability to deliver best-in-class work in high-stakes situations,” said Ross. “Moreover, his inclusive, empathetic approach is obvious to those who meet him and furthers our commitment to our people.”
In addition to his work at Zeno, where he most recently served as executive managing director for C-Suite Strategies and Crisis Communications, Suris is also an experienced in-house corporate communications leader. Over the span of a 20-year career, he has held leadership roles at Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, and AutoNation. He began his career in journalism, serving five years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
“I’m thrilled to be taking this role at such an important time for Edelman – after a year of record growth, at a time of massive disruption in our industry,” said Suris. “I look forward to working closely with our clients and our team to build trust across stakeholders.” Suris is a native of Cuba and a graduate of the University of Florida. He has been named six times to PRWeek’s “Power List” of the top 50 PR professionals.
Under Ross’s leadership, Edelman’s U.S. revenue grew 15.5% to $613.2 million on both an actual and constant currency basis in calendar year 2021. Suris is the latest in a recent string of U.S. leadership appointments, including Alison Borgmeyer, who was appointed this month as U.S. Sector Chair for Food & Beverage; Lorenz Esguerra, who joined in July from Weber Shandwick to lead the Dallas and Houston offices; and Tony Silva, who joined in August from Ogilvy to build out the firm’s Public Sector offering.
Suris succeeds Deirdre Latour, who left the firm in October.