Edelman names Ellner as NY public affairs leader

Edelman has named Brian Ellner as EVP and group head of public affairs in the firm's New York office.

NEW YORK: Edelman has named Brian Ellner as EVP and group head of public affairs in the firm's New York office.

He will lead the agency's 35-staffer public affairs group in New York, reporting to Ron Guirguis, MD of Edelman's New York corporate and public affairs practice.

Ellner was previously senior strategist for the Human Rights Campaign's initiative to legalize same-sex marriage in New York State. He also created the organization's Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, according to a statement from Edelman, and was a senior aide to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the city's Department of Education.

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