President & CEO
Richard Edelman is the CEO of Edelman, a global communications firm. Edelman has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. He is the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer becoming one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Edelman was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame (2020), was named the PR Agency Professional of the Past 20 Years by PRWeek and inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame (2019), and was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014). He is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004. Edelman is a director of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, Project HOOD, P33, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum, and the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. He is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.