NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has added significant firepower to its corporate reputation practice and senior leadership team with the appointment of Betsy Neville as senior partner and co-chair of the firm's national corporate reputation practice.
Neville joins Marjorie Benzkofer as co-chair of the corporate reputation team. The two will collaborate on all aspects of practice development, management and client service. Neville will be based in New York and report to Robert Dowling, president of the firm's East region.
"Fleishman-Hillard is a recognized leader in corporate reputation, and the appointment of Betsy Neville as co-chair of our national practice will secure and elevate that position in the industry," said Dowling. "We are excited to have Betsy on board, working alongside regional leads including Chris Tennyson in corporate and public affairs, Gerard Carney in financial communications and Steve Naru in global media, as well as her co-chair Marjorie. Her track record of building – and protecting – corporate brands will undoubtedly help us advance and accelerate our work in New York and across the nation."
Neville joins Fleishman-Hillard from FTI Consulting, where she was senior managing director and corporate communications practice leader for the Americas. Previously, Neville was general manager of the Chicago office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and operated her own firm, the Neville Group.
"There's an ambitious vision and energy at Fleishman-Hillard that's being realized on the bedrock of the firm's long, venerable history of excellence, collaborative culture and client commitment," Neville said. "That says a lot about the type of firm Fleishman-Hillard is, and why I want to be a part of it. I am thrilled to be joining a very strong team of professionals and a firm that dominates this industry worldwide and has a dynamic plan that pushes the boundaries of what we can do to communicate and market for our clients."
Neville has more than 20 years of experience in agency public relations, working across sectors such as corporate, financial and professional services, healthcare, technology, higher education and others. She has held senior-level positions with two global communications firms, owned her own boutique agency for 13 years and, early in her career, worked as a broadcast journalist.
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.
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About Omnicom Group Inc.
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