Alex Heath

Executive Vice-President, Social Purpose, Edelman

My daily work is to help organizations define their role in society, implement the behaviors that deliver on that role, and then communicate impact. I thrive on diverse, global teams using time zones to our advantage, all pulling in the same direction to achieve tremendous results. Some examples of my work: in 2017, I led national purpose strategy sessions for a multinational client in Bangkok, Jakarta, London, the Hague, and Santiago; from 2012 to 2014, I executed a multiyear global employee engagement campaign tied to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, culminating in Rio during the World Cup; and in 2008, our MTV EXIT team pulled off the first ever rock concert at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, with the English rock band Placebo, in service of our anti-trafficking campaign. I’m from New York City, which shaped my world view. I hold a MSc Development Studies and a BA in Sociology (Summa Cum Laude). I’m a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a Coro Leadership New York graduate, and a former NCAA DIII basketball player.