Harold Burson
Harold Burson

Harold Burson, 98-year-old founding chairman of Burson-Marsteller, will move from New York to Memphis on July 23.

“I have been working in New York City – which had been my dream as a child – since 1946,” said Burson in a statement “Working and living here is, to my mind, one of the greatest experiences anyone can have. I worked hard, had a lot of luck and have benefitted from having many wonderful colleagues and mentors who contributed to my success.”

Eighteen months shy of his 100th birthday, Burson expects to “even enjoy a pace that’s just a little bit slower than that of Manhattan.”

He plans to continue a three-days-a-week work schedule and support BCW's Memphis clients, such as FedEx and US Navy.

Donna Imperato, BCW CEO, praised Burson as “a master of influence and true icon."