By Kevin McCauley
Harlan Loeb, head of Edelman’s U.S. crisis practice since 2009, has been promoted to global chair of the crisis and risk management practice. He replaces Charles Lankester, who is leaving the firm.
Prior to Edelman, Loeb was founding member of the Chicago office of Financial Dynamics and head of Hill & Knowlton’s U.S. litigation risk practice. He had counseled Enron, BASF, Mitsubishi Corp., Dow Chemical, HSBC and HP.
At Edelman, Loeb is to help clients improve capabilities to better anticipate, assess, respond to and manage crises.
He reports to Alan VanderMolen, vice chairman of the Daniel Edelman Inc. and president/CEO of Edelman’s global practices group