LOS ANGELES—Fleishman-Hillard has added six new employees in Los Angeles and promoted Debra Hotaling to corporate communications practice group director.
Melissa Robinson joins as a senior vice president after serving as creative director for Nintendo of North America’s team at GolinHarris. During her tenure at GH she provided counsel to clients including Canon Computer Systems, City National Bank and the City of Anaheim. She also spent several years as an independent consultant orchestrating branding, public relations, marketing and investor relations programs.
Senior vice president Michael Ritchey joins the healthcare practice group after serving as senior vice president at LehmanMillet. Previously, he was the national practice leader for medical device and health services and chief marketing officer for FischerHealth.
Also joining the technology practice group, as a vice president, Jim Hughes was an independent consultant prior representing clients including QAD, JPR Communications, E Team and iQstor networks. He has also held management positions as DataDirect networks, Porter Novelli and the Bohle Company.
Other additions include Brad Chase as an account executive on the corporate communications team; assistant account executive Andrea Meyer in the consumer brand and entertainment division; and Manuel Rivera as assistant a/e in the FH Hispania unit.
Also in the corporate communications practice group, Debra Hotaling has been promoted to director. Hotaling joined Fleishman-Hillard in 2004 following three years as the senior director of public relations for KB Home.