Alan VanderMolen has been named vice chairman of Daniel J. Edelman Inc., holding company of Edelman and Zeno Group. In the new position, VanderMolen, currently head of Edelman's Global Practices and Diversified Insights Businesses, will oversee and drive the globalization of DJE brands StrategyOne, Ruth and MATTER, and assist the leadership of Edelman's award-winning sister agency Zeno with its global expansion. He will also be responsible for adding other associated businesses to DJE. VanderMolen will retain his current portfolio of managing Edelman's global practices -- Consumer Marketing, Digital, Health, Corporate, Public Affairs and Technology -- its global crisis offering and its intellectual properties such as The Edelman Trust Barometer and goodpurpose. VanderMolen is a specialist in corporate communications, stakeholder relations and corporate social responsibility. He joined Edelman in 2002 as president, Asia Pacific. He works with clients including SAP and Shell, and has provided counselfor clients such as Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and Samsung. Before joining Edelman, he spent 13 years at Burson-Marsteller. VanderMolen has a degree from Ohio State University.
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