Today Edelman announced that Russell Dubner–who currently holds the position of president, Edelman New York–will be the next head and CEO of the firm’s entire U.S. operation.
Effective June 1st, Dubner will oversee Edelman’s fourteen U.S. offices after running the New York office for six years and managing its 800 employees. He replaces the departing Mark Haas, who “more than doubled” the size of the firm’s China operations before returning to New York in 2012.
Dubner has been deeply involved in various internal Edelman initiatives for some time, contributing to the firm’s Participation Platform, thought leadership methodology and Master Narrative approach to corporate communications.
In addition to his new title and responsibilities, Dubner’s promotion also earns him a spot on Edelman’s Executive Committee.
Dubner will report to global COO Matthew Harrington; the fact that he joined the firm as an entry-level account exec in 1992 should provide some encouragement for the optimistic among us.