Managing Director, Global Engagement
John Edelman was appointed in 2010 as managing director, global engagement and corporate responsibility, a new position focused on Edelman’s global citizenship, sustainability and corporate responsibility. He also serves as president of the DJ Edelman Family Foundation.
He 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 and Inclusion Council with Nigel Miller, chief talent officer.
Prior to his new appointment, he had served as managing director, global human resources since 1995 overseeing global human resources professional staff and operations.
The Holmes Group awarded the 2012 Silver Sabre for PR Agency Citizenship to him. He won a PRSA Silver Anvil in 2000 for excellence in Internal Communication, in recognition of the firm’s global launch of the company’s mission, vision and values program.
Earlier, he served as vice president and general manager in the Edelman office in Dallas. He was a delegate on the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Japan.
He holds a master’s degree in management in marketing and public management from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received a bachelors degree in political science from Brown University.
He is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship an Honorary Board Member of Student Veterans of America and sits on the Advisory Board of Ethical Corporation.