SAN FRANCISCO—Edelman has named Warren Egnal as executive vice president and general manager of its San Francisco office. Egnal has experience in corporate reputation, change management and employee engagement. Previously, Egnal was senior consultant at Porter Novelli Consulting, the PR firm’s management consulting division.
“Our San Francisco office has always had a strong corporate practice,” said Pamela Talbot, President and CEO of Edelman U.S. “Warren’s experience in corporate affairs and his track record of fostering business growth make him the right person to lead our business in this important market.”
He will report to Patrick McGuire and Gail Becker, co-presidents of Western Region and is charged with expanding Edelman’s operations in San Francisco in close coordination with the firm’s West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Silicon Valley; Seattle and Portland. The San Francisco office employs 22 people and serves such clients as Charles Schwab, Clorox, Transamerica and The Almond Board of California.
At Porter Novelli, Egnal drove the expansion of the firm’s internal communications practice and its Los Angeles-based corporate and technology practices. Before joining Porter Novelli, Egnal was a principal at A. Brown Olmstead Associates, an Atlanta-based marketing and communications agency and executive vice president at Pacific/West Communications Group.