President and CEO, Edelman
Richard Edelman is president and CEO of the international communications marketing firm Edelman, the family business which he joined after receiving his MBA. He has led assignments with major corporations, NGOs, and family businesses in over 25 industries. He created the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, which gauges trust in business, government, media, and NGOs. Under his leadership, the agency has garnered many of the industry’s top accolades. Edelman serves on the boards of directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Children’s Aid Society, and the 9/11 Museum. He is a commissioner on The Business Commission and a member of the World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.