Board Chair/ President Ed James

Ed James, President, CHQ Media
Board Chair/ President, Give A Note Foundation

Ed James is a highly skilled branding and communications professional with 20 years of experience across multiple disciplines including lifestyle, entertainment, luxury goods, business-to-business, technology, non-profit, and crisis management.

Prior to CHQ Media, James created and served as president of Cornerstone Public Relations. In that capacity, he worked on projects for HBO, Pepsi, Microsoft, Diageo, Turner Broadcasting, Mountain Dew, Guitar Center, BitTorrent, TDK, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Converse, Reader’s Digest, Red Stripe, Bushmills, Nike, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal, The FADER, Kia, Threadless, 2K, Levi’s, Activision, and Adult Swim.

In 2011, James left Cornerstone for a year to head Global Public Relations for Gibson Guitar Corporation.

James is a regular editorial contributor to trade publications offering his perspective on best practices and the state of the industry. Named one of the industry’s “40 Most Influential” by Folio Magazine, James has also been profiled in PR Week and PRSA, nominated several times as Executive of the Year by PR News, and awarded Bulldog Reporter’s Silver Medal for PR Professional of the Year.