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Matthew J. Harrington

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
World Food Program USA
1725 Eye Street NW, Suite 510
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20006
United States

Company Description: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 97 million people in 80...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , English literature
    Denison University
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About Us | World Food Program USA
wfpusa.org, 6 June 2014 [cached]
Matthew Harrington
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Matthew Harrington
Board Member
Matthew Harrington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edelman Public Relations, has more than 20 years experience in public and financial relations, counseling both U.S. and international companies. He is president of the U.S. operations and is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. Expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, initial public offerings, and the establishment of investor relations programs for companies in a variety of industries.
Currently, Matthew provides corporate and/or issues management counsel to a range of clients, including, GE, Brown Brothers Harriman, Charles Schwab & Company, Samsung, Starbucks and UPS.
In 1996, he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a recall of their apple juice throughout seven states and British Columbia. Based on the work for Odwalla, Matthew was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from The Public Relations Society of America. This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996" and the International Public Relations Association's Golden Award.
Prior to joining the San Francisco office, Matthew was vice president and director of Investor Relations in Edelman's New York Corporate and Financial Communications divisions. In New York, he counseled Fleet Financial Corp., Visa International, Fleet Mortgage, Medco, Perkin-Elmer, American Medical Response, Inc., The Putnam Companies, and other financial services and industrial companies. Previously, he was with an international financial communications consultancy, where as vice president, he managed investor relations and corporate communications programs for U.S. and non-U.S. companies, including Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, The Zweig Funds, Alliance Capital and Nestle.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts (English literature) from Denison University. He and his family live in Bronxville, New York.
Matthew Harrington
www.newmediaacademicsummit.com, 24 May 2014 [cached]
Matt Harrington Matthew Harrington is the U.S. president and chief executive officer of the world's largest independent public relations firm. Matthew, a 20-year Edelman veteran, has responsibility for the firm's U.S. business, which includes more than 1,600 employees and 2008 revenue of $294M, representing approximately 65% of the firm's worldwide revenue.
Edelman was recently named PRWeek's "Agency of the Year 2009," and for the third time in four years was named PRWeek's "Large Agency of the Year. The firm was ranked #2 on Advertising Age's "A-List 2008: The Ones to Watch."
Matthew formerly served as president of Edelman's Eastern Region including the Atlanta and New York offices. Previously, he was president of Edelman's Western Region and also served as general manager of the San Francisco office. In 2005, Matthew led Edelman's firm-wide initiative to introduce a Code of Conduct; a first among PR firms.
Matthew is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, initial public offerings, and the establishment of investor relations programs for companies in a variety of industries.
Currently, Matthew provides corporate and/or issues management counsel to a range of clients, including, General Electric, Swiss Re, Charles Schwab & Company, Getty Images, Samsung, and Starbucks.
In 1996, he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a recall of their apple juice throughout seven states and British Columbia. Based on the work for Odwalla, Matthew was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from the Public Relations Society of America. This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996" and the International Public Relations Association's Golden Award.
Prior to joining the San Francisco office, Matthew was vice president and director of Investor Relations in Edelman's New York Corporate and Financial Communications divisions. Prior to joining Edelman, he was a vice president with an international financial communications consultancy where he managed investor relations and corporate communications programs for U.S. and non-U.S. companies, including Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, The Zweig Funds, Alliance Capital and Nestle.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts (English literature) from Denison University and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America. He is a board member of the New York Harbor Conservancy and the Classic Stage Company. He and his family live in Bronxville, New York.
Matthew Harrington President & CEO
Press Releases - Edelman
www.indopacedelman.com, 17 Feb 2012 [cached]
Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, has named Matthew J. Harrington chief operating officer (COO), effective July 1, 2012.
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Replacing Harrington as president and CEO of Edelman U.S. is Mark Hass, formerly president of Edelman China.
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February 17, 2012, NEW YORK - Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, has named Matthew J. Harrington chief operating officer (COO), effective July 1.
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In the newly created position, Harrington, head of the agency's U.S. operation, will oversee the firm's four geographies - the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Canada/Latin America. He will serve as chairman of the firm's Conflict Management Committee and will take over management of Edelman's human resources, legal, and IT functions. Harrington will report to Richard Edelman, president and CEO, who will continue to directly manage the firm's global practices and clients, diversified businesses, and finance operations.
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"Having successfully led our largest operation and run several of our most complicated and important accounts, Matt is uniquely qualified to step in to this new role. Not only is Matt an exemplary business leader, but he also is a sophisticated practitioner with deep corporate and reputation management experience." Harrington assumes his new role at a time of considerable global growth for Edelman.
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"I'm honored by the opportunity to further develop Edelman's global aspirations in partnership with Richard and our leadership team," said Harrington.
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Harrington, who started his career at Edelman 28 years ago, is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management, with expertise in crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, and initial public offerings. He counsels numerous companies including General Electric, Samsung, Starbucks, and Charles Schwab Inc. In 2005, Harrington led Edelman's firm-wide initiative to introduce a code of conduct, a first among PR firms. Harrington was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from the Public Relations Society of America for his work on Odwalla. This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996" and the International Public Relations Association's Golden Award. Prior to running Edelman U.S., Harrington was president of the Eastern region overseeing Edelman's New York and Atlanta offices. And before that he served as president of the Western region. Harrington is a graduate of Denison University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is a board member of the World Food Program USA and the Classic Stage Company.
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Replacing Harrington as president and CEO of Edelman U.S. is Mark Hass, formerly president of Edelman China.
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"I'm excited and energized by the opportunity now to work closely with Richard, Matt, and the leadership team in the U.S. I'm also looking forward to bringing additional global perspective to the U.S. business and to helping build on the U.S. team's enormous recent success."
NEW YORK - Edelman, the ...
edelman.co.uk, 11 June 2012 [cached]
NEW YORK - Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, has named Matthew J. Harrington chief operating officer (COO), effective July 1.
...
In the newly created position, Harrington, head of the agency's U.S. operation, will oversee the firm's four geographies - the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Canada/Latin America. He will serve as chairman of the firm's Conflict Management Committee and will take over management of Edelman's human resources, legal, and IT functions. Harrington will report to Richard Edelman, president and CEO, who will continue to directly manage the firm's global practices and clients, diversified businesses, and finance operations.
...
"Having successfully led our largest operation and run several of our most complicated and important accounts, Matt is uniquely qualified to step in to this new role. Not only is Matt an exemplary business leader, but he also is a sophisticated practitioner with deep corporate and reputation management experience."
Harrington assumes his new role at a time of considerable global growth for Edelman.
...
"I'm honored by the opportunity to further develop Edelman's global aspirations in partnership with Richard and our leadership team," said Harrington.
...
Harrington, who started his career at Edelman 28 years ago, is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management, with expertise in crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, and initial public offerings. He counsels numerous companies including General Electric, Samsung, Starbucks, and Charles Schwab Inc. In 2005, Harrington led Edelman's firm-wide initiative to introduce a code of conduct, a first among PR firms. Harrington was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from the Public Relations Society of America for his work on Odwalla. This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996 and the International Public Relations Association's Golden Award.
Prior to running Edelman U.S., Harrington was president of the Eastern region overseeing Edelman's New York and Atlanta offices. And before that he served as president of the Western region. Harrington is a graduate of Denison University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is a board member of the World Food Program USA and the Classic Stage Company.
...
Replacing Harrington as president and CEO of Edelman U.S. is Mark Hass, formerly president of Edelman China.
...
"I'm excited and energized by the opportunity now to work closely with Richard, Matt, and the leadership team in the U.S. I'm also looking forward to bringing additional global perspective to the U.S. business and to helping build on the U.S. team's enormous recent success."
Edelman Appoints Matthew Harrington Global Chief Operating Officer
edelman.com, 16 Feb 2012 [cached]
February 16, 2012, -- Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, has named Matthew J. Harrington chief operating officer (COO), effective July 1.
...
In the newly created position, Harrington, head of the agency's U.S. operation, will oversee the firm's four geographies - the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Canada/Latin America. He will serve as chairman of the firm's Conflict Management Committee and will take over management of Edelman's human resources, legal, and IT functions. Harrington will report to Richard Edelman, president and CEO, who will continue to directly manage the firm's global practices and clients, diversified businesses, and finance operations.
...
"Having successfully led our largest operation and run several of our most complicated and important accounts, Matt is uniquely qualified to step in to this new role. Not only is Matt an exemplary business leader, but he also is a sophisticated practitioner with deep corporate and reputation management experience."
Harrington assumes his new role at a time of considerable global growth for Edelman.
...
"I'm honored by the opportunity to further develop Edelman's global aspirations in partnership with Richard and our leadership team," said Harrington.
...
Harrington, who started his career at Edelman 28 years ago, is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management, with expertise in crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, and initial public offerings. He counsels numerous companies including General Electric, Samsung, Starbucks, and Charles Schwab Inc. In 2005, Harrington led Edelman's firm-wide initiative to introduce a code of conduct, a first among PR firms. Harrington was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from the Public Relations Society of America for his work on Odwalla. This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996" and the International Public Relations Association's Golden Award.
Prior to running Edelman U.S., Harrington was president of the Eastern region overseeing Edelman's New York and Atlanta offices. And before that he served as president of the Western region. Harrington is a graduate of Denison University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and is a board member of the World Food Program USA and the Classic Stage Company.
...
Replacing Harrington as president and CEO of Edelman U.S. is Mark Hass, formerly president of Edelman China.
...
"I'm excited and energized by the opportunity now to work closely with Richard, Matt, and the leadership team in the U.S. I'm also looking forward to bringing additional global perspective to the U.S. business and to helping build on the U.S. team's enormous recent success."
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