Hill+Knowlton Strategies Promotes from Within

  Hill+Knowlton Strategies Promotes from Within

       Frédéric Bérard, Selena Cameron and Lisa Walker appointed senior

Business Wire

TORONTO -- March 12, 2013

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K), the country’s No. 1-rated public
relations and government relations firm, has promoted three of its long-term
leaders to senior vice-president: Frédéric Bérard, general manager of the
Montréal office; Lisa Walker, general manager of Alberta’s offices; and Selena
Cameron, the company’s national corporate development and marketing lead.

“Frédéric, Lisa and Selena are proven leaders who have made significant
contributions to our business as a whole and, every day, positively impact
their respective teams. Leading by example is a core part of our successes –
with clients, with our reputation, and with our culture and people,” says
Goldy Hyder, president of H+K Canada. “It is important for us to nurture our
best talent to create the strongest leaders in the industry.”

Since he joined H+K in 2006, Frédéric has specialized in financial and
regulatory affairs, issues management and media training. He was promoted to
vice-president in 2010 and later appointed general manager in Montréal,
leading a remarkable transformation of that office. Prior to H+K, Frédéric
practiced law and acted as a constitutional adviser to a number of federal
ministers and parliamentarians. He continues to teach constitutional law at
the Université de Montréal, where he was awarded the Prix d'excellence
professorale André-Morel in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

“Frédéric has been an immensely valuable asset; he has built a new and
exceptionally strong team, expanded our client base and created one of the
premier communications consultancies in the Québec market,” adds Hyder.

Since 2000, Selena has worked for H+K both in Canada and the United Kingdom in
the technology, health and corporate communications practices in various
positions that included leading Toronto’s marketing communications group.
Prior to rejoining in the company in 2010, she was client services director at
an international agency’s UK office. For the last 18 months, Selena has led
the H+K corporate development group, which oversees the firm’s internal and
external marketing, new business development and digital infrastructure.

“Selena has innovated our approach to delivering strategic thinking and
tracking our new business opportunities. We are socially engaged in a way we
have never been before, and how we connect with clients – online and off – is
proactive and focused thanks to her efforts,” says Hyder.

Lisa, who has been with the company for 13 years, began her H+K career in the
Toronto technology communications practice. After leading the national
corporate development group, she moved to Calgary where she created a strong
crisis communications and emergency response practice – in addition to
managing client accounts in several other practices. Lisa was instrumental in
developing Flight School, H+K’s global, first-of-its-kind digital tool for
crisis communication simulation and management. She has been the general
manager of the firm’s Calgary and Edmonton offices for nearly two years.

Hyder adds: “Under Lisa’s leadership, the Alberta office continues to grow to
new heights in our core areas and also in our new campaign strategy and
emergency preparedness and response services.”

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leader in
both public relations and public affairs. The company is the No. 1-rated
strategic communications firm in Canada. It specializes in corporate
communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, energy,
technology, health care, digital communications, financial communications and
transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Order of
Excellence from Excellence Canada, it is also recognized as one of the 2012
Best Workplaces in Canada. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc.,
has 89 offices in 52 countries as well as an extensive associate network and
is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications
services groups.


Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
Cameron Gordon, 416-413-4573