CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GolinHarris announced today its appointment of Flavia Vigio as executive director at GolinHarris. Flavia will provide senior counsel to select global clients and will work to build the agency's business in the U.S. and Latin American markets. Vigio will relocate to the U.S. in the New Year. She will report to Gary Rudnick, president of the Americas.
Prior to GolinHarris, Flavia served as vice president of communications of Arcos Dorados, the company responsible for managing McDonald's in Latin America, where she was responsible for the areas of media and public relations, government relations, internal communication, corporate citizenship, customer relations and crisis management for the region. Previously, she was responsible for communications at McDonald's Brazil until 2007. She also worked for Publicom, the agency recently acquired by GolinHarris in Brazil, for five years. At the beginning of her career, she spent five years in Milan, Italy, where she was a public relations supervisor at Prima Classe, a fashion and leather goods retailer. She holds a degree in Journalism from Pontifícia Universidade Catolica OF Rio de Janeiro.
"Flavia's creative and strategic vision has been recognized and revered in our industry and beyond – as reflected in her recent appointment as Brazil's Chair for the Global Summit of Women," said Rudnick. "Her strong and diverse background in corporate communications, strategy, consumer marketing, crisis and issues management and brand building will not only benefit our clients globally, but will also be a huge asset to our growing team."
GolinHarris is a global strategic communications and public relations firm with 45 offices around the world. For more than 50 years, GolinHarris has helped build, shape and reinvigorate some of the greatest brands including McDonald's, Unilever, Toyota and Nintendo of America. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and as one of the best agencies to work. The agency was named the Holmes Report 2013 Large Agency of the Year and 2013 UK Agency of the Year. In addition, the agency was awarded the Gold Medal in PRWeek's 2012 Global Agency Report Card and named PRWeek's 2012 International Consultancy of the Year. GolinHarris is a member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Additional information can be found at www.golinharris.com.