Edelman’s global chief operating officer Matthew Harrington has been tapped to chair industry trade association the PR Council.
Harrington has been elected to serve a one-to-two-year term. He’s served on the PR Council’s committee since 2013.
Harrington has been with number-one independent Edelman for three decades. Previously president and CEO of its U.S. region, he was formerly president of Edelman’s Eastern region, overseeing the firm’s New York and Atlanta outposts, and before that, also served as president of Edelman’s Western region. He was named global chief COO in 2012.
The PR Council also appointed JPA Health Communications principal and managing director Carrie Jones to serve as secretary and O’Malley Hansen Communications principal Todd Hansen to the role of treasurer.