LOS ANGELES—To strengthen its Los Angeles public affairs practice, Fleishman-Hillard has hired Ashleigh Adams Koss, previously vice president for national media relations at Bank of America, and Marcos Frommer, former vice president of the Latino-focused integrated communications agency Suarez/Frommer.
Koss has worked extensively in the political arena, including a stint at the White House where she served as deputy press secretary to First Lady Laura Bush. She was also press deputy to L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, and worked at Edelman Public Relations.
Frommer is a former radio host and producer of the KPFK morning drive-time program Up for Air, and helped lead the campaign that resulted in the 2000 election of his brother, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, to the State Legislature.
SACRAMENTO—Mindy Tucker Fletcher, a Bush Administration veteran, and Maggie Shandera Linden, a senior advisor to Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson Jr. and other senior state Democrats, have joined Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide as senior vice presidents in the public affairs practice of the agency’s Sacramento office.
Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Fletcher served as a counselor to the California Republican Party and an advisor to the Bush-Cheney 04 campaign. She will continue to assist the national campaign as an advisor for 2004.
A 30-year veteran of California politics, Maggie most recently served as a political and media consultant to Assembly Speaker Wesson and former Speakers Robert Hertzberg and Antonio Villaraigosa. She also ran her own political consulting firm.