President & CEO, Edelman
Richard Edelman is president and CEO of Edelman, a global communications firm. The firm was named “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and the Holmes Report. Edelman has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs, and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world. He has counseled countries in every region on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, he has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media, and NGOs. He topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third-highest-rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014), and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014).