ST. LOUIS—Curt Kundred has been named a regional president at Fleishman-Hillard, and will take responsibility for Fleishman’s five West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. The firm now has eight regional presidents across its global network, each with major responsibilities for the management and continued growth of the firm.
According to FH chairman John Graham, Kundred “is a proven leader who combines strong counseling and client service skills with a tremendous gift for developing and motivating staff.”
Kundred joined Fleishman-Hillard in 1995 and played a key role in growing the San Francisco office from a team of five professionals to its current position as the top-rated firm in the Bay Area. He left the firm in 1998 and held various positions at Burson-Marsteller and the Weber Group, before returning to Fleishman-Hillard San Francisco as senior vice president and general manager in 2000.
KANSAS CITY—Michael Kanaley has joined Fleishman-Hillard as vice president in its biotechnology and healthcare group. Kanley, who was previously deputy executive director for the source division at the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association, an international trade association, will provide special expertise in third-party trade and patient association relationships.