ST. LOUIS—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications today announced that six of its senior executives have been promoted to president, with specific geographic responsibilities.
Martha Boudreau has been named president, U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Boudreau joined Fleishman-Hillard in Washington, D.C., in 1986, one year after the firm began operations there, and has helped build FH into a major competitor in that market. For the past eight years she has served as the office’s general manager, overseeing revenue growth of more than 60 percent. She will now take on additional responsibility for the FH offices in Atlanta, North Carolina, and Latin America.
Li Hong has been named president, China, Li Hong joined Fleishman-Hillard in 2002 as senior vice president and managing director of China and has presided over a six-fold increase in revenues.
Nancy Seliger has been named president, U.S. East, Seliger joined Fleishman-Hillard St. Louis in 1982 and transferred to the firm’s New York office in 1985, with a focus on building the firm’s consumer marketing capabilities. She became general manager of Fleishman-Hillard New York in 2003, and last year took on additional responsibility as regional director for the firm’s Boston office and for partner agency CPR Worldwide.
Shin Tanaka has been promoted to president, Japan. Tanaka became Fleishman-Hillard’s first employee in Tokyo in 1997, and as managing director of Japan, he has built the firm into one of the largest multinationals in the market and has introduced new Fleishman-Hillard brands, such as BlueCurrent and CCW, into the Japanese market.
Susan Veidt has been named president, U.S. Central. Veidt joined Fleishman-Hillard St. Louis in 1986 and for the past six years, she has served as general manager. In 2007, she was named regional director of Fleishman-Hillard’s Central region, taking on additional responsibility for offices in Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
And Mia Wedgbury has been named president, Canada. Wedgbury co-founded Fleishman-Hillard’s partner agency, High Road Communications in 1996. Earlier this year, she also assumed leadership of Fleishman-Hillard Canada and iStudio.