March 2018 28
Wednesday12:00 PMGlobal Commerce Executive Speaker Series: Matt Harrington ’84
The Global Commerce Executive Speaker Series welcomes Matt Harrington ’84 Global COO of Edelman.
Matthew Harrington leads global operations for Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.
A 25-year Edelman veteran, Harrington is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity and IPOs. Harrington counsels a range of clients including GE, Charles Schwab & Company, Samsung and Starbucks. In 1996, he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a product recall, which is credited with being the first use of the Internet in a crisis and for which he was awarded a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America.
Harrington’s previous roles with Edelman include president of the U.S., and president of the Eastern and Western regions. He also led Edelman’s initiative to introduce a Code of Conduct.
Harrington is a graduate of Denison University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is an advisory member of the Marketing 50, Chairman of the PR Council and serves on the boards of the World Food Program USA, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Classic Stage Company, and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication’s Board of Advisors.
The Global Commerce Executive Speaker Series brings key national and international business leaders to campus to reflect and share upon their professional experiences. As a result, Global Commerce majors gain insights about how these executives think, manage and inspire. Select students are invited to roundtable discussions with the speakers, giving them a unique opportunity to meet notable business leaders one-on-one.Admission: FREEQuestions?: Jane Palmer, 740-587-5038Address: Denison Campus, 100 West College Street, Granville, OH 43023