Lisa Osborne Ross serves as Edelman’s U.S. CEO. Prior to this role, Ms. Ross served as Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw day-to-day operations and strategy for the U.S. region and led Edelman’s Washington D.C. office as President where she was responsible for overseeing the firm’s U.S. operations and providing strategic oversight to its D.C. office. She is known as an in-demand counselor to senior executives at Fortune 500, higher education, and government institutions. Prior to Edelman, Ms. Ross served as Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s flagship office for over 2 years, arriving there after a 15-year career at Ogilvy Public Relations. Ms. Ross devotes considerable amounts of time to her philanthropic endeavors, particularly her efforts to build a better Washington and to empower women. She was named PRWeek’s Agency Professional of the Year in March 2021 and was inducted into the publication’s Hall of Femme in 2020.
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