Knight appointed CEO of Harrison Edwards
Armonk-based marketing and public relations firm Harrison Edwards has promoted COO and Executive Vice President Bob Knight to its new CEO.
He assumed the management of the company from Carolyn Mandelker on September 1. She founded Harrison Edwards in 1987. Mandelker will remain with the company in an advisory role.
Knight joined Harrison Edwards in 2005, served as COO and Executive Vice President in 2015, and became a partner in 2018. Over the past several years, Knight has led the company’s entry into the broadband area.
“He has a great vision for the future, he sees trends early and capitalizes on every opportunity,” Mandelker said of Knight. “He has a real passion for excellence and team-building. “
In addition to his career with Harrison Edwards in marketing, public relations, broadband and related fields, Knight is serving his sixth term as Economic and Community Development Commissioner for the Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is also the Assistant Ridgefield Recovery Coordinator and is a member of the Connecticut Region 5 (Pandemic) Region 5 Business and Jobs Long Term Recovery Committee. He is also a member of the State Committee of the Regional Plan Association for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
“I am delighted to take on the leadership role at Harrison Edwards and I am also delighted with the many opportunities ahead for our company and in our industry. Our people are dynamic and intelligent, and I am fully dedicated to bringing out the best in each of them and each of our customers, ”said Knight.
Knight is the Co-Chair of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Public Officials Group in Washington, DC, representing more than 150 cities, towns and counties in 33 states. He is a founding member of the National Fiber Coalition and president in 2021 of the Broadband Communities Summit in Houston. Knight is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless and served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Westchester / Fairfield Section of the Public Relations Society of America.