Russell Dubner is a 25+ year veteran of Edelman, he oversees the corporate development function and is Chair of Edelman’s Trust Institute, a new center for the study of trust and a learning laboratory for trust building between companies, institutions, brands and people. Russell oversees DJE Holdings’ sector-specialist agencies, Revere, Salutem, Edifi and Edible. As a counselor, Russell works with both a range of clients, from stalwarts like PwC, Nationwide, Genentech, Petco and Two Sigma, to fast-growth companies like NYDIG, WellAir and others.
During his tenure as US CEO, Russell led the U.S. business into both advisory services for the C-suite and integrated marketing work for brands. He also directed the agency’s move into CommsTech, Influencer Marketing, Performance and Business Marketing and reformulated Edelman Financial. Russell also developed DJE Holdings’ sector-specialist agency strategy in the U.S. Under his leadership, Edelman was named to Ad Age’s A-List in 2019.
Russell is a member of the board of directors for SprintRay, a start-up in the digital dentistry space, and Center for an Urban Future. He’s a founding member of Kindred Leadership Network and PTTOW!, and a member of the GenNext Foundation, Young Presidents’ Organization and CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, serving on the CEO Action Racial Equity Governing Committee. Russell holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.