TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FleishmanHillard has announced the promotion of Angela Carmichael to senior vice president, partner and general manager of its Toronto office.
"To have someone with Angela's energy, experience and expertise as a professional communicator take on this role as general manager is very exciting and represents our commitment to training and development of leadership at FleishmanHillard," said Jack Modzelewski, FleishmanHillard president of the Americas.
Carmichael began her career 20 years ago as a PR co-op student at a major multinational corporation before joining an international PR agency in Toronto, where she took on roles of increasing responsibility. She then went to work for IBM, establishing her credentials as one of Canada's top corporate communicators.
Returning to the agency world, Carmichael joined FleishmanHillard five years ago, bringing knowledge of both the client and agency environments. Since joining the firm, she has taken on the creation of a new corporate practice and built it into one of the agency's fastest-growing groups in Canada, with significant clients in the public and private sector. She has also led teams from other practices, including consumer, public sector, healthcare and financial communications, on various client projects. Her corporate group also leads crisis communications and media training services.
A Halifax native, Carmichael is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and Acadia University. She replaces Bill Walker, who is taking on new projects outside the company, including a return to writing. Walker will continue to work with FleishmanHillard clients as a senior advisor to the Toronto office.
FleishmanHillard is the world's most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The Power of True, reflecting the firm's high values, and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard was named "Standout Agency" on Advertising Age's 2013 A-List; NAFE's "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women" for 2010-2013; Advertising Age's 2012 "Best Places to Work"; and The Holmes Report's 2012 Global "Public Affairs Agency of the Year." The firm's award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.
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