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Edward Barbini

Vice President, Corporate Communications, IBM

Edward Barbini is Vice President of Corporate Communications for IBM, leading all of the company’s issues-related and C-level communications strategies for media, analysts and key influencers worldwide. He is also actively involved in all corporate external relations in diverse fields such as shareholder communications and the execution of Social Media communications.

Ed is a 22-year veteran of IBM, and has worked in many of IBM's operating units, with executive positions including head of communications and public relations for various IBM units, where he has been responsible for overseeing media relations, executive and internal communications and IT analyst relations.

During his tenure as leader of IBM’s external relations efforts, IBM has won every major award in public relations. In 2012, IBM received a record six Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America for the company’s groundbreaking work.

He is a member of IBM's Growth and Transformation Team, comprised of the company’s leadership, and regularly counsels IBM's clients on crisis communications and external relations issues.

Prior to joining IBM, Ed worked as a reporter for the Newhouse News Service and in government, where he worked in the press offices of New York City Mayors Edward I. Koch and David Dinkins, and served as Press Secretary to New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Ed also oversaw the media relations efforts for the National Association of Attorneys General during his government work.

Ed earned B.A. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University.



M.S. and B.A., Columbia University