Gloria Janata Named President and Senior Partner of TogoRun
Kathy Hyett Takes on Role as Chairwoman
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TogoRun, a Fleishman-Hillard company,
has named Gloria Janata president and senior partner. Kathy Hyett, the former
president of the award-winning global healthcare communications agency, has
been elevated to the role of chairwoman.
Janata will focus on expanding the strategic vision for the firm, including
key growth areas such as health technology, consumer health, wellness and
beauty. The TogoRun leadership team will report to Janata, and she will have
responsibility for operations across the global network. She will report to
Robert Dowling, president of Fleishman-Hillard's U.S. East region.
"We are very excited to have Gloria join the all-star TogoRun team," said
Dowling. "Her outstanding leadership skills and deep experience in the growing
consumer health, wellness and beauty categories – as well as her diverse
background in advocacy, public affairs, issues management, CSR, digital media
and pharmaceutical brand marketing – will add new perspective, strategic
insights and breadth to the firm."
"Gloria and Kathy make a great team," Dowling added. "TogoRun is poised for
continued – and accelerated – growth."
Janata joins TogoRun from Cohn & Wolfe, where she was executive vice president
and managing director of client strategy and services and global head of
health, wellness and beauty. Previously, she spent more than 15 years at
Chandler Chicco Companies, where her leadership roles included the first head
of Biosector2 and co-managing director of Chandler Chicco Agency's NY office.
She also led the firm's largest and longest-standing global accounts,
including Bayer Biologicals and Allergan, and worked on leading pharmaceutical
brands such as Allergan's BOTOX^® and LATISSE^®, Pfizer's Celebrex^® and
Zoloft^® and Amgen's Aranesp^®. In these roles, she led teams responsible for
winning more than 200 industry awards.
Janata's 25 years of healthcare experience include serving as senior vice
president of the Children's Health Fund (CHF), which helped establish the
Child Health Insurance Program and supported national antismoking initiatives.
She continues to serve CHF as a founding member of its corporate council and
longstanding member of its advisory board. She is a licensed attorney and has
experience in the public sector and on Capitol Hill, working at such firms as
the Close Up Foundation, Hill & Knowlton and APCO. She is a cum laude graduate
of Fordham University and received her Juris Doctorate from the Washington
College of Law at American University.
"TogoRun is truly unique in the industry, as it operates as a finely tuned
health and wellness boutique agency offering clients the most experienced
marketing communications, advocacy relations and public affairs talent across
the Americas, EMEA and APAC markets," said Janata. "We understand the
complexities facing our clients in today's changing environment and relish the
opportunity to help solve the toughest challenges."
"More than 80 percent of our work is global and fully integrated across
multiple disciplines and markets, and half of our 50-plus staff is bilingual,"
Janata added. "Client satisfaction rates are off the charts, and the internal
culture is both entrepreneurial and mission-based, which can be attributed to
Kathy's outstanding leadership. I'm thrilled to be joining the TogoRun team as
we continue our mission to make the world a healthier place and give clients
the best agency experience they've ever had."
Hyett Named Chairwoman
Hyett, who has served as the firm's president since it was established,
assumes the role of chairwoman of TogoRun. She will work closely with Janata
and the rest of the leadership team to set the strategic direction. Hyett will
also continue to counsel clients, mentor team members and participate in
industry thought-leadership events.
"Kathy has been the driving force behind TogoRun and has helped make it the
vibrant and growing global firm it is today," said Dowling. "Her partnership
with Gloria will ensure continued growth and success. Kathy is one of our
industry's most celebrated leaders, and her track record of success extends
from Fleishman-Hillard to her time building TogoRun."
TogoRun is an award-winning global health communications agency with offices
in New York, Washington, D.C., and London, specializing in global healthcare
communications, pharmaceutical and consumer wellness public relations,
advocacy relations and public affairs. Its client roster includes many of the
world's leading healthcare companies. TogoRun is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Omnicom, one of the world's largest communications services groups, and part
of the DAS network of Omnicom Group and Fleishman-Hillard.
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications
firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver
what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the
performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for
excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork,
integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates
throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin
America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the
Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a
part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC)
(www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing
communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate
through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving
international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and
corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous
specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying,
digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in
more than 100 countries.
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