Mark Hass, a former CEO for Edelman and MSLGroup, has been appointed a professor of Arizona State University's business and journalism schools.

mark hassHass, who recently served as a senior advisor at Teneo Strategy and helped found consulting shop Peconic First, will serve as professor of practice in a joint appointment with the Walter Cronkite School of journalism and Mass Communications and the W.P. Carey School of Business, starting in August.

Cronkite School dean Christopher Callahan called Hass a "master of strategic communication and marketing."

Hass was president and CEO for the US at Edelman in four years at the firm, departing in 2014 amid a controversy over the firm's work for clients who question climate change. That followed seven years at MSLGroup, including four as CEO of rht efirm.

Hass started out in journalism with the Miami Herald and Detroit News.