Dan Santow joined Edelman in 2002 as the founding member of its editorial group, overseeing the company's Midwest region. Today he is among the firm's evangelists for great storytelling, working with clients to identify and create compelling content that not only tells their story, but builds and deepens relationships with their audiences.
At Edelman, Dan has written speeches for the CEOs of AstraZeneca, Con Agra Foods and Sara Lee; health- and science-writers guides on Crohn's Disease, psoriasis and pneumonia; white papers on topics as diverse as preventative cancer care and industrial machinery maintenance, as well as byline articles, video and radio scripts, brochures, op-eds, advertorials, Web site copy and more for clients such as Abbott, Pfizer SC Johnson, Microsoft, GE, Best Buy, BlackBerry, Kraft, InBev, AOL and United Airlines and eBay. Dan was among the first five Edelman employees globally to be honored with Edelman's "Quality Hero Award."
Dan is a former senior editor at Chicago magazine, staff writer at People magazine in New York, managing editor of Hospitals & Health Networks, a magazine for senior healthcare executives and producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He is the author of eight books, including The Irreverent Guide: Chicago (Frommer's); biographies for children of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mary Todd Lincoln and Betty Ford (Scholastic); and Adventures at the Auction (Clarkson Potter/Random House). Dan was the editor of the book Improve Yourself: Business Spontaneity at the Speed of Thought by Joseph A. Keefe (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).