Claudia Patton

Chief Talent Officer, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

As the Chief Talent Officer for Edelman, Claudia Patton oversees all talent management functions for the world’s largest public relations firm, with offices in 67 cities and 4,800 employees worldwide.
 
Under her leadership, the company has set upon a course of establishing new industry standards for recruiting, career development, training, succession planning and global mobility for its employees. Working with company leaders around the world, Claudia ensures Edelman employees have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally, so that the firm’s clients are assured the highest quality talent and skills available.
 
Prior to being named CTO in August 2011, Claudia was already well known for the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that defines Edelman’s culture. She founded The Headline Group in 1982 and grew it to the Southeast’s top-ranking independent PR firm. The agency in 2002 was awarded the prestigious SHRM award for best practices in human-resources programs. In the fall of 2002, The Headline Group was acquired by Edelman and integrated into the Atlanta office. Claudia was named President of Edelman Southeast and under her guidance, the firm rose from #14 to #1 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 50 PR Firms, a position Edelman has held since 2009.
 
Claudia has a long history service to the industry and the community and has been frequently recognized for her professional and community contributions. She and her husband, Rex, live in Atlanta.

Content Featuring Claudia Patton

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Re-designing the HR Function at Edelman

In this Executive Interview, Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide explains how they are meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing global economy and managing a three generations in one ...

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Critical Talent Initiatives at Edelman

In this Executive Interview, Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide gives an overview of their approach to employer branding and their Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN) initiative.
 
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Building the Ideal, Balanced Workforce

February 18, 2014 | Claudia Patton

In this video, Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide shares how this premier public relations firm uses human capital analytics to drive performance in a variety of functions including: talent acquisition, ...

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