LOS ANGELES: Edelman has hired Kathryn Kranhold as EVP, effective March 1.
Based in Los Angeles, Kranhold will work on reputation and crisis management and financial and investor relations. She will report to GM James Williams.
Prior to this, Kranhold was a consultant at Brunswick Group, where she advised on crisis, litigation, and corporate reputation programs. She was previously SVP of corporate communications at Walt Disney. She has also served as a director at Brunswick and a VP at Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Kranhold worked as journalist for more than 20 years at outlets including The Wall Street Journal.