NEW YORK—Edelman has named Claudia Patton chief talent officer. She will report to Richard Edelman, president and CEO, and sit on the firm’s 14-member executive committee. She will work closely with the firm’s leaders and HR on employee global mobility, training and development, performance management, senior recruitment, and career pathing.
Patton, who has more than 30 years of experience in the business of public relations, was most recently president of Edelman in the Southeast US.
Patton first joined Edelman in 2002 when Edelman acquired The Headline Group, which Patton founded in 1982 and turned into one of the Southeast’s leading independent PR firms. Patton also launched Edelman’s office in Orlando.