Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

Edelman COO Matthew Harrington became the third global president of Edelman today, which is the 67th anniversary of the founding of the independent firm.

The 35-year veteran of the agency took the job only held by firm founder Dan Edelman and his son & current global CEO Richard.

As global president, Harrington is responsible for Edelman’s digital and advisory offerings, while continuing to oversee its four operating regions, talent and the client portfolio management committee.

Richard Edelman called Harrington “the ultimate professional,” and one of his “most trusted partners.” He retains oversight of global client relationships, creative, practices, United Entertainment Group, data & analytics and overall strategy.

Harrington said it’s exceptionally humbling to follow in Dan and Richard’s footsteps.  "My commitment is to ensure that we effectively advance our strategy across the network, deliver best-in-class thinking and campaigns to our clients and attract and keep the best talent in the industry,” he added.