Dan Webber President, Washington, D.C. Office, Edelman
Dan Webber is the President of Edelman’s Washington D.C. office where he leads 250+ professionals that help clients proactively tell their stories and navigate challenges around the world. In this role, Dan leads an integrated team of communications experts, including corporate, brand, public affairs, financial services, health, technology, energy, digital, public sector, creative and research subject matter experts in one of the largest hubs in Edelman’s global network.
Dan specializes in helping clients prepare for, navigate and overcome critical areas of risk, issues and crises.During the past 17 years at Edelman, Dan has worked with many different organizations to provide counsel and support related to reputation issues and crisis response. This includes activating rapid response incident response teams, developing training and simulations for several Fortune 500 companies, and standing up ad hoc triage teams for brand new clients that call with an incident with minimal planning or governance in place.
Prior to his role as Regional President, Dan served as Managing Director of the office and General Manager of the Corporate and Advisory team. During that time, the 50+ person C&A team provided companies and organizations strategic counsel specific to reputation matters, corporate storytelling, financial special situations, internal employee experience, organizational transformation, and navigating and planning for crisis and incident response.
Dan also previously served as General Manager of Edelman DC’s digital team. This was an 80+ person team that spearheaded digital programs and included a full suite of offerings from creative, development/technology, digital analytics, online measurement, search engine optimization, performance marketing, paid amplification, online influencer engagement, etc. Throughout the entirety of this role, Dan led the digital crisis team offering for Edelman and was a member of the firm’s data security and privacy group.
Dan is also currently serving his eighth year as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching a graduate level class on Digital Crisis Management. He regularly speaks and lectures at several other universities, including The College of William and Mary, Northwestern University and Howard University.Before moving into public relations, Dan worked as a college administrator in student affairs. Webber attendedThe College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where he earned his bachelor of business administration in marketing.