Following the promotion of Russell Dubner to President/CEO of its U.S. operations, Edelman has named his successor: Jen Cohan.
Cohan will be president of Edelman New York effective July 1; she currently serves as global chair of the firm’s consumer marketing practice, and in her new role she will report directly to Dubner.
In the release, Dubner writes:
“Jennifer is a seasoned business leader and marketer who has deep experience working with both consumer and corporate brands…Jen’s skills will serve the office well as she charts new ways to bring even greater value to our clients’ business.”
In addition to her engagement with various Edelman clients, Cohan also helped develop the firm’s global consumer study “brandshare” and sits on the board of nonprofit educational organization One-to-World.
Prior to joining Edelman, she served in managerial positions at GolinHarris in New York and Cohn & Wolfe in London.
The firm reports that it is currently searching for Cohan’s successor.