September is Ethics Month and we invite you to join us for a fireside chat with Oscar Suris, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Duke Energy. Drawing on his extensive experience in journalism, corporate communications and consulting, Oscar will discuss the importance of maintaining high ethical standards and staying grounded in values as the communications landscape evolves. He'll also share his insights on the essential skills communicators need today to navigate an increasingly polarized society. Oscar Suris serves as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Duke Energy. He leads the development of communications strategies that advance the company's brand and support its clean energy transition. This includes overseeing media relations, executive communications, employee communications, social media, brand and product advertising, issues management and business unit support.
Suris joined Duke Energy in May 2023 from Edelman, where he served as president of Edelman New York, the largest marketing operation at the global integrated communications company. Prior to joining Edelman, he served as executive managing director for C-suite strategies and crisis communications at Zeno Group.
His corporate communications experience includes 20 years of providing strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies, including serving as executive vice president and head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo & Company, and senior leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and AutoNation Inc.
Suris is also a veteran of the newspaper industry, having served five years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and in staff roles reporting business news for The Miami News and the Orlando Sentinel.
A native of Cuba, Suris graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in finance. He has been named six times to PRWeek's "Power List" of the top 50 professionals in public relations.