22 September 2014 Richard Edelman Inducted into Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA, PA— September 22, 2014—Richard Edelman has been selected as the 2014 inductee to the Arthur W. Page Society's Hall of Fame, the Society's highest honor. He is president and CEO of Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm.

The Page Society Hall of Fame is an honor that recognizes men and women whose esteemed careers have taken them to the summit of the communications field. Richard Edelman is widely regarded as one of the industry's most influential leaders whose pioneering work in reputation management and marketing with corporations in more than 25 industries around the world has greatly advanced the role of communications in business. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, he is also recognized as one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs, and has spoken on the topic at numerous conferences including the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Under his leadership, Edelman has earned many of the industry's top accolades, including “PR Agency of the Decade" by both Advertising Age and The Holmes Report.

“Richard Edelman has helped redefine the meaning of public relations, and his work has showcased the importance of communications to corporate leaders around the world," said Gary Sheffer, vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at General Electric and chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society. “His contribution to the industry is immeasurable and enduring and we're truly honored to welcome him into this esteemed group of Hall of Fame members, which includes his father Daniel J. Edelman who received this prestigious honor 17 years ago. Richard now joins him making them the only father and son duo inducted into the Page Society Hall of Fame."

Edelman was formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 21 at the 31st Annual Conference of the Page Society, held in Philadelphia.

Previous Hall of Fame inductees:

  • 2013: Nicholas Ashooh, APCO Worldwide
  • 2012: Howard Paster, WPP Group
  • 2011: Margery Kraus, APCO Worldwide
  • 2010: Beth Comstock, General Electric
  • 2009: Jon Iwata, IBM Corporation
  • 2008: David R. Drobis, Ketchum
  • 2007: Steven J. Harris, General Motors Corporation
  • 2006: Charlotte R. Otto, The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • 2005: James E. Murphy, Accenture
  • 2004: Al Golin, Golin/Harris International
  • 2003: W.D. Nielsen, Johnson & Johnson
  • 2002: Marilyn Laurie, AT&T
  • 2001: Kurt P. Stocker, Story Trading
  • 2000: John D. Graham, FleishmanHillard
  • 1999: Richard Mau, Rockwell International Company
  • 1998: Grant Horne, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • 1997: Daniel Edelman, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
  • 1996: Ron Rhody, Bank of America
  • 1995: Jack Koten, Ameritech
  • 1994: Larry Foster, Johnson & Johnson
  • 1993: Edward Block, AT&T
  • 1992: Chester Burger, Chester Burger Company
  • 1991: Harold Burson, Burson-Marsteller
  • 1990: Tim Traverse-Healy, Traverse Healy Ltd.
  • 1989: Dr. W. Howard Chase, American Can Company
  • 1988: Hale Nelson, Illinois Bell
  • 1987: Scott Cutlip, University of Georgia
  • 1986: Allen Center, Motorola
  • 1985: John Page, Inco Alloy Products

Copies of remarks delivered by the award winners will be available on the Page Society Web site within the Insights and Research section, here.


About the Hall of Fame

Induction into the Hall of Fame is the Arthur W. Page Society's highest recognition, honoring men and women whose esteemed careers have taken them to the summit of the public relations field. Created in 1984, the annual award honors a leading senior level practitioner for career achievement and outstanding contributions to the profession. Inductees into the Hall of Fame have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Page Principles throughout their careers, thereby contributing to the advancement of the role of the Chief Public Relations Officer.

About the Arthur W. Page Society

The Arthur W. Page Society is a professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession. Membership consists primarily of chief communications officers of Fortune 500 corporations, the CEOs of the world's largest public relations agencies and leading academics from the nation's top business and communications schools. The Page Society is dedicated to strengthening the management policy role of chief public relations officers. For more information please visit www.awpagesociety.com.

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