Edelman, a global communications firm, is restructuring its leadership, moving US CEO Russell Dubner to a global role while promoting US COO Lisa Osborne Ross to head the firm’s largest operation, reports PRovoke.
In her new position, D.C.-based Ross will assume the responsibilities Dubner had as US CEO, overseeing an operation with 2,360 people in 13 offices.
According to PRovoke, “Ross, who joined Edelman from APCO Worldwide in 2017, is taking on the new role with slightly more than a year as US COO under her belt. During her tenure as COO, Ross led Edelman’s Covid Task Force, and was instrumental in establishing Edelman’s Racial Justice Task Force after George Floyd’s murder last May.
“Richard Edelman said the leadership moves reflect his “desire to go on the offense” in pursuing growth through acquisitions and the like now that the firm has rebounded from last year’s Covid-induced decline, and is up to billing roughly $77 million a month. The world’s biggest PR firm reported $840 million in 2020.”