Global sector chair, health, Edelman

By Richard Edelman, president and CEO, Edelman

Susan has been at Edelman for almost as long as I have. A 25-year veteran of the firm, Susan has played a huge role in growing and shaping our more than 600 person health sector to be one of the largest and best in the industry.

What stands out most to me about Susan has always been her drive and tenacity. She fearlessly leads from the front in all situations. Susan is at her most motivational when she is rolling up her sleeves and working side by side with teams and clients in tackling challenges and providing counsel.

Susan lives my father Dan Edelman’s adage that everyone at Edelman is an account executive and always puts the best interest of our clients front and center regardless of the task at hand. She has led some of our iconic work for healthcare clients, including Merck/Gardasil, Pfizer/Get Old, and AHA/Go Red for Women, which since 2004 has helped save more than 670,000 women’s lives.

Susan is an ardent advocate and inspiring role model, and many of the professionals she mentored while at Edelman now have leadership positions throughout the healthcare industry.


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