Edelman has named Una Pipic, former chief operating officer of the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center and its technology start-up incubator, 1871, as senior vice president of marketing and new business development in the firm¿s Chicago office. She reports to Jill Knisley, the office¿s managing director of integration. Overseeing the firm¿s marketing and new business department, Pipic will lead strategic growth initiatives for the region. Prior to the CEC, Pipic worked at Gap Inc., where she was responsible for revenue growth, store operations and talent management. Pipic has a bachelor's degree in corporate communications from the American University in Paris. She later earned her MBA from the University of Chicago.