Edelman has hired Chris Gee as managing director of digital for its US corporate & advisory services group.
He’s responsible for the integration of digital expertise into the corporate affairs team and will guide clients as they reposition their companies and deal with crisis, diversity, inclusion and equity issues.
Gee has held top digital jobs at Finsbury (managing director & digital strategy head for North America), Burson-Marsteller (head of digital strategy & content for US corporate/financial practice), RF|Binder (chief digital officer) and Teneo (managing director, social media & digital strategy).
Jim O’Leary, Edelman’s global corporate practice chair, noted that during the COVID-19 crisis digital communications adoption has leapfrogged ahead six years.
He said Gee’s "knowledge of the digital ecosystem and CommsTech will be invaluable to our clients.”
Edelman is O'Dwyer's top-ranked independent PR firm with 2019 fees of $892M.