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Russell Dubner

Russell Dubner is a 25+ year veteran of Edelman, a global communications firm that partners with leading businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. He oversees the U.S. region, the firm’s largest operation.

Russell counsels a wide range of clients, from stalwarts like Samsung, REI, PwC, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nationwide, Juniper and Two Sigma, to fast-growth companies like NEOU, Eargo and others. He also oversees the firm’s commitment to gun safety, including a pro bono engagement with the Gun Safety Alliance.

Russell recently established Edelman’s performance communications offering – a first-of-its kind application of emerging communications data and technology to cultivate and engage earned audiences. Additional contributions to the firm’s IP and offerings include tenets for enduring engagement, reputation recovery methodology, and a communications guide to the shifting media ecosystem.

Previously, Russell was president of Edelman’s 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 GenNext Foundation, Young Presidents’ Organization, and a founding member of PTTOW. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.