Maxine Winer Appointed General Manager of Fleishman-Hillard Chicago

Oct 19, 2010, 12:00 ET from Fleishman-Hillard Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has named Maxine Winer as the new general manager of its Chicago office, the agency announced today.

Winer, who brings more than 20 years of communications experience to her new role, will oversee the firm's Chicago operations, with particular emphasis on providing senior strategic counsel to clients, recruiting staff and driving the office's new business initiatives. She succeeds Cynthia Hardie, who recently retired from the position.

"Maxine has the breadth of experience and the depth of leadership skills that make her an excellent fit for this role," said Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard. "She not only knows the Chicago market, she is well attuned to the forces that are driving our entire industry — the explosion of digital channels, the increasingly integrated nature of communications and the growing need for global client solutions. We are excited to add her to our team."

Winer will report to Susan Veidt, president of the firm's central U.S. region. She comes to Fleishman-Hillard from Edelman, where she served as deputy general manager and led the reputation management practice in the firm's Chicago office. In addition to leading teams that served several of the agency's top clients, she served as regional lead for implementing a new global financial system.

She previously has held positions with Manning Selvage & Lee, PNC Mortgage Corp. and The Financial Relations Board.

"Fleishman-Hillard has a great reputation, not just for leading-edge client solutions, but also for its strong, people-focused culture," said Winer. "I've always had the utmost respect for this firm as a competitor, and now it's a thrill to be joining the terrific team at Fleishman-Hillard Chicago."

A native of Chicago, Winer holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State University. She is a member of the board of directors of the Heartland Alliance for Human Rights & Human Needs.

About Fleishman-Hillard

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

Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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