Margot Edelman
Margot Edelman

Margot Edelman, a 12-year veteran of the No. 1 independent firm, has been named general manager of its New York office, effective May 1.

She will succeed Oscar Suris, who has joined Duke Energy as senior VP & chief communications officer. He is replacing Selim Bingol, who retired last month.

Suris has been working at Edelman and sister shop, Zeno Group, for the last four years.

Previously, he was executive VP-corporate communications at Wells Fargo and director of communications at both Ford Motor and AutoNation.

Suris also spent ten years as a reporter at The Wall Street Reporter, Miami News and Orlando Sentinel.

Edelman assumed the deputy general manager of New York slot last May.

Earlier, she led the Bay Area operations and the tech practice.

Edelman will report to Dave Samson, US COO.