President and CEO
Hass is currently President and CEO of Edelman U.S., overseeing 15 offices and 2,100 employees in the firm's largest region.
served as President of Edelman China
, where he
was responsible for the firm's two brands and five offices, while working with clients such as Starbucks, HP and Jaguar Land Rover
Hass joined Edelman in January 2010 after his independent firm, MH Group Communications, was acquired and integrated into Edelman Digital.
has three decades of experience as a journalist, entrepreneur and communications professional.
Before launching MH Group, he was the global chief executive officer of MS&L Worldwide, a leading global communications firm with 54 offices and specialized consultancies in 27 countries.
was responsible for all aspects of the firm's performance and acted as a senior counselor to many of the world's most prestigious organizations and companies, including General Motors
and Procter & Gamble
He joined MS&L in 2002, when his public relations agency, Hass Associates, was acquired and merged into MS&L.
As the founder and CEO of Hass Associates, which grew to be Michigan's largest PR firm, he was best known for providing strategic counsel to clients at times of risk and change, as well as for work integrating online strategies into the communications activities of global companies.
continues to champion innovative work with social networks and mobile technologies, as well as trans-media strategies for building and managing reputation.
Prior to entering the public relations industry, Hass worked as a reporter and editor for 16 years at The Miami Herald, The Syracuse Post-Standard and, lastly, as assistant managing editor at The Detroit News, where his staff won the Pulitzer Prize.
Hass is a trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, an independent nonprofit dedicated to the science of PR research and measurement, and a member of the Arthur Page Society.
Hass graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a baccalaureate degree in English, attended the University of Maryland journalism masters program, and holds advanced certifications as a rescue scuba diver.
is the only American-born child of Eastern European immigrants, and was educated in New York City public schools.
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