NEW YORK—Ethan Riegelhaupt, formerly vice president for speechwriting and internal communications at The New York Times Company, has joined Edelman as senior vice president for corporate and public affairs. He will specialize in executive speechwriting, employee engagement, public affairs and crisis communications.
Over the past decade, Riegelhaupt supervised Times Company domestic and international presentations on critical journalism, digital media, technology, financial and diversity issues for its executive committee, senior management team and The New York Times Media Group advertising department. He also supervised the company’s internal communications, receiving two Chairman’s Awards, and provided public relations and crisis counsel.
Riegelhaupt was a cabinet official in Governor Mario M. Cuomo’s administration, holding the position of special assistant for communications and overseeing the Governor’s speech staff. He was also program associate for regulatory affairs with liaison reasonability for the banking, insurance, and taxation and finance departments and executive director of the Council of Fiscal and Economic Priorities, New York State’s long-range planning unit.
Additionally, he represented Governor Cuomo on the DeWind Commission (which recommended major revisions of New York State banking and insurance law in 1984), and the Jones Commission (which addressed the national liability insurance crisis of 1985-1986). Earlier, as chief of policy for the first New York City public advocate, Mark Green, he supervised policy, communications and intergovernmental activities.