John Edelman was appointed in 2010 as Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility at Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm. 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 also co-leads the Global Diversity Advisory Group with Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer. Previously, John served as Managing Director, Global Human Resources since 1995, and as Vice President and General Manager in the Edelman office in Dallas. The Edelman firm has 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, plus affiliates in 30 cities. The firm was named Advertising Age magazine’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009; AdWeek’s PR Agency of the Year in 2011; and The Holmes Group’s 2012 Silver Sabre for PR Agency Citizenship.