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John D. Edelman was appointed in 2010, as Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility at Edelmen, a new position that focuses on the firm’s global citizenship, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Edelman had served as Managing Director, Global Human Resources since 1995, overseeing global human resources, professional staff, and operations. Earlier, he served as Vice President and General Manager in the Edelman office in Dallas, and was a delegate on the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Japan.
Mr. Edelman leads the firm’s global citizenship initiatives, including corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, corporate philanthropy, community engagement, supplier and partnership engagement, environmental sustainability, and corporate reporting. He co-leads the Global Diversity Advisory Group with Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer. The Holmes Group awarded the 2012 Silver Sabre for PR Agency Citizenship to Edelman, and the firm also won a PRSA Silver Anvil in 2000 for excellence in Internal Communication, in recognition of their global launch of the company’s mission, vision, and values program.
Mr. Edelman holds a Masters in Management in Marketing and Public Management from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brown University. Mr. Edelman is currently a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Advisory Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). He also serves as President of the DJ Edelman Family Foundation.