Oscar Suris got his start in journalism, including time as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, and eventually transitioned to corporate communications. Over the course of 20 years, he has counseled like State Farm and Goodyear, and served in senior leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and an executive role at Wells Fargo. Today, he is the president of Edelman New York.
IABC Executive Director Peter Finn sat down with Suris to learn more about his career path, from how journalism laid a foundation for communications, to the ways in which he navigated crises in the auto industry and started his career at Wells Fargo on the heels of the housing market crash.
Tune in to learn from Suris’s storied career, plus his insights on societal acumen, the power of curiosity, the latest from the Edelman Trust Barometer and more.
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Oscar Suris is president of Edelman New York, the largest market operation at the global integrated communications company. Prior to joining Edelman, Suris was executive managing director, crisis and C-suite strategies, at Zeno Group. His corporate communications experience includes 20 years of providing strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies, including serving as executive vice president and head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo & Company, and senior leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and AutoNation, Inc.
Suris also is a veteran of the newspaper industry, having served five years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and reporting business news in staff roles for The Miami News and The Orlando Sentinel. He also served as the executive assistant to the publisher of The Miami Herald Publishing Co.
A Cuban native, Suris is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has been named six times to PRWeek’s “Power List” of the top 50 professionals in public relations.