July 30, 2016 1:46 PM ET


Company Overview of Fleishman-Hillard Inc.

Company Overview

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. operates as a communications agency. Its services include brand marketing, crisis management, digital and social, media relations, public affairs, reputation management, research and analytics, and strategic integration. The company’s products include A.R.C. Proving Grounds, a training exercise that provides clients with simulated twists, turns, and pressures of a real crisis; The Authenticity Gap, a methodology to help companies understand and manage the gap between audiences’ expectations and actual experiences with a company or brand; CelebFluence that uses a research model to identify the celebrity talent; and FH TrueIQ, a human-powered intelligence system. Its pro...

200 North Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63102-2796

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Fleishman-Hillard Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer
Global Chief Operating Officer and President of Americas
Vice Chairman of Worldwide Growth and President of Public Affairs
General Manager of Washington and President of VOX Global
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. Key Developments

FleishmanHillard Announces Leadership Appointments

FleishmanHillard appointed Kris Balderston to the role of President of Global Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement and named Robert Hoopes as General Manager of FH Washington, D.C., in addition to his duties as President of VOX Global. In his new position, Balderston will be responsible for leading the global public affairs offering of the firm, while identifying and developing collaboration opportunities within the FH client portfolio and with targeted external partners. Balderston before joining the company, he served as Special Representative for Global Partnerships under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hoopes' responsibilities will now include overall management and growth of FH Washington, D.C. He will retain his roles as President of VOX Global and as a member of FleishmanHillard's Global Cabinet. In this expanded role, Hoopes will oversee business operations for two of Washington, D.C.'s most successful brands in public affairs and public relations.

FleishmanHillard Announces Executive Changes

FleishmanHillard announced that Sharon Piehl has been appointed general manager of FleishmanHillard's Johannesburg operation, effective May 1, 2016. Piehl has more than 18 years of experience in the public relations and communications industry. She joined FleishmanHillard in 2011 to lead the office's brand marketing team, which quadrupled in size under her leadership. Piehl also leads the consumer products and service sector in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Vanessa Baard, Jared Carneson and Joanne Theodorides will join Piehl on the management team. Kevin Welman, who has been with FleishmanHillard for over 20 years, steps down after nearly eleven years as general manager of the Johannesburg office.

FleishmanHillard Announces Executive Changes

FleishmanHillard named J.J. Carter as the firm's first Global Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas. Carter will be responsible for the worldwide business operations of FleishmanHillard and in that capacity, will focus on enhancing the FleishmanHillard experience for its employees, clients, agency partners and with the DAS Group of Companies. Carter will report to president and CEO, John Saunders. Carter joined FleishmanHillard in 2005, and previously served as President of the U.S. East, U.S. West, Canada and Mexico. Jack Modzelewski appointed to the role of global President, Business Development and Partnerships. In this new position, Modzelewski will focus on growing partnerships with clients through relationships at the higher levels to help existing and new clients better address their business and marketplace challenges. He also will focus on relationship engagement with the many organizations with which FH shares both client and strategic business interests. Modzelewski has served as President, Americas since 2011 and under his leadership, the region has delivered outstanding performance year over year. He facilitated a number of leadership transitions in key markets. Modzelewski also led the expansion of the region, establishing a presence in Brazil and facilitating the partnership with DDC Advocacy.

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