Williams joins Edelman LA as EVP and GM

LOS ANGELES: Edelman hired James Williams as EVP and GM of Edelman's Los Angeles office, effective February 14.

LOS ANGELES: Edelman hired James Williams as EVP and GM of Edelman's Los Angeles office, effective February 14. He was most recently MD of Ogilvy PR's Los Angeles office and replaces JP Schulman, who left Edelman to establish his own firm on December 30, 2010.

He will report to Gail Becker, president of Edelman's Western region and chair of Canada and Latin America.

In 2010, Edelman's Los Angeles office reported revenue of $13.8 million. The region supports clients such as  Microsoft, Nestle, Starbucks, Shell, and Warner Bros. The office, which touts 110 employees, also supports the recently-won Volkswagen business.

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