mark hass

Mark Hass, former CEO of Manning Selvage & Lee, is leaving the Edelman US presidency post to pursue other interests.

Russell Dubner, head of Edelman’s 800-member New York office, will succeed Hass and join the firm’s executive committee.

Matt Harrington, global COO, believes Dubner is “the perfect fit to help lead the U.S. into its next chapter of success.”

Dubner has run NYC chief since 2008. His unit reported triple-digit growth to the $139M mark.

He currently serves as the client lead on Boston Consulting Group and PwC and has extensive on the Government of Mexico and Samsung accounts.

Hass completes a five-year stint at Edelman. He joined as China president and doubled its size to $18M in fewer than three years.

He reported to New York in 2012 as U.S. chief and increased its revenue 25 percent to more than $440M.

Edelman has kicked off a search for Dubner’s replacement.