Race, the 2020 Election and the Role of Communications with Lisa Osborne Ross, COO, Edelman


PRSA Silicon Valley #FridayForum welcomes Lisa Osborne Ross, Chief Operating Officer for Edelman and President of its Washington D.C. office. Dr. Shaun Fletcher, Asst. Professor of PR at San José State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications will lead this important conversation on how the PR industry is facing inequities and responding to race and the 2020 election.

Before joining Edelman, Lisa Osborne Ross was Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s flagship office and spent 15 years at Ogilvy Public Relations. Before that, she served in the first and second terms of the Clinton Administration, including as deputy director of the bipartisan Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and chief of staff of the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. Ross has received numerous industry awards and has devoted much of her philanthropic energy to empowering women and young people.


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