Alan VanderMolen - Charter Trustee (2020)
Alan VanderMolen, of Chicago was appointed by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees to serve as a Charter Trustee for a three-year term.
Mr. VanderMolen serves as Vice Chairman of DJE Holdings, the world’s largest Public Relations firm. He is responsible for Edelman’s eight global business practices, the firm’s intellectual capital, its regional business in Latin American and Canada, and Edelman’s award-winning sister agency, Zeno.
From 2002 to 2009, Mr. VanderMolen served as President of Edelman Asia Pacific. He managed the firm’s acquisition of Pegasus Communications, Edelman's sister firm in China and cross-market entry into India, Japan and Indonesia. Mr. VanderMolen also developed significant proprietary intellectual capital in the areas of Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Trust, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media. Mr. VanderMolen has worked extensively with clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, SAP, HP and The Ohio State University.
Mr. VanderMolen sits on the boards of the Planet Water Foundation, the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and The Goodman Theatre. He is also a member of the curriculum advisory board of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Mr. VanderMolen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in Political Science from The Ohio State University.