ST. LOUIS—Jack Modzelewski (pictured) has been named to the newly created position of president of the Americas at Fleishman-Hillard. In this role, he will work closely with the presidents of Fleishman-Hillard regions throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America to ensure a unified approach to client solutions and new business development and to the firm’s growth in the Americas.
Modzelewski, who joined Fleishman-Hillard in 1990 as founding general manager of Fleishman-Hillard Chicago, has also served as president and chief operating officer for Europe and South Africa. Since 2004, he was president of client relations, and in recent years, he also had responsibility for the firm’s practice groups and strategic planning.
In addition, J.J. Carter, general manager of Fleishman-Hillard San Francisco, takes on additional responsibilities as president of the U.S. West Region, which also includes offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
Nancy Seliger takes on overall responsibility for the firm’s global client relations. She is a former president of the US East Region and general manager of Fleishman-Hillard New York. Most recently she assisted Modzelewski in managing client relations.
David Wickenden, who for the past decade has been a leader in the strategic development and growth of Fleishman-Hillard’s Internet-based and digital communications, takes on the newly created role of managing director of strategic planning and development.
Bob Winslow, who has served as managing director for global technology for the past five years, takes on three additional major areas of responsibility: management of the firm’s 31 global practice groups, global new-product development and innovation.
Stephanie Marchesi is promoted to chief marketing officer, responsible for building the Fleishman-Hillard brand and for driving its positioning. In addition, she will lead new-business development firmwide, including new-business training.
Olivier Beheydt becomes chief operating officer and finance director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, he will work closely with EMEA President John Saunders in managing operations and planning the firm’s growth in these regions.
Finally, John Estafanous, who has worked for the past two years on the growth and operational development of the firm’s digital offering, takes on expanded responsibility for global coordination of digital communications.