MINNEAPOLIS—Frank Parisi, who joined the Twin Cities’ office of Fleishman-Hillard in 2001, has resigned as the office’s general manager to take on a consulting position with the firm.
Rich Jernstedt, an executive vice president of the firm, and former chief executive officer of Golin Harris International, will serve as interim general manager until a replacement is found, says chairman and chief executive John Graham. Jernstedt will be assisted in the search for a new general manager by Ann Barkelew, who founded the office for Fleishman-Hillard.
Jernstedt says that Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis/St. Paul, founded in 1996, is particularly strong in consumer communications, technology PR, healthcare, and corporate communications. “I expect we will find many people who understand public relations, but more importantly, we want someone who has a knack for attracting talent and creating an exceptional work experience,” he said.