LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edelman announced today that Kathryn Kranhold will join Edelman as executive vice president in the Los Angeles office, effective March 1. In her new role, Kranhold will drive reputation and crisis management and financial and investor relations positioning. Kranhold will report directly to James Williams, general manager.
"Kathryn has a proven track record as a strategic communications professional and former financial journalist," said Williams. "She has expertise across multiple industries and will complement our growing issues management and financial relations offerings in the Los Angeles office."
Most recently, Kranhold consulted with Brunswick Group, advising and managing crisis, litigation and corporate reputation programs. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at Walt Disney Company where she worked closely with the investor relations and legal teams and business segments to develop effective communications strategies around financial reporting, corporate governance, shareholder and management matters and other high-visibility issues. Previously, Kranhold was a director at Brunswick Group and a vice president at Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Kranhold spent more than 20 years as a journalist. From 1996 to 2008, she worked at The Wall Street Journal, covering multiple industries and issues from energy, healthcare and advertising to legal and financial issues. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and Masters of Arts from the University of Missouri.
Edelman is the world's largest public relations firm, with 66 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age's top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its "A-List Agencies" in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek's "2011 PR Agency of the Year;" PRWeek's "2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;" and The Holmes Report's "2011 Global Agency of the Year" and its 2012 "Digital Agency of the Year." Edelman was named one of the "Best Places to Work" by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor's top ten "Best Places to Work" in 2011 and 2012. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), A&R Edelman (technology), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.
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