SAN FRANCISCO—Fleishman-Hillard has named Robert Winslow, former president and regional director in North America for Text 100 International, as senior vice president, senior partner, and managing director of the Fleishman-Hillard technology group.
Winslow will be based in Fleishman-Hillard’s San Francisco office and will report to Jack Modzelewski, senior partner and president of client relations. In a newly created role, Winslow will work to further define the firm’s technology group, establish thought leadership, develop growth opportunities, and attract marquee talent across all regions and technology communications brands under the FH umbrella.
“Technology communications continues to provide great growth opportunities for our business,” says John Graham, chairman and chief executive officer.
While at Text 100, Winslow had profit and loss responsibility for five offices and a staff of 160 and helped diversify the client base by driving a global strategic sales plan that added clients such as Philips, Motorola, Sprint Nextel, Yahoo!, eBay, EarthLink, Fujifilm, Cadence, Adobe, Novell, and Nokia to its roster. He also held many key client relationship roles.
Previously, Winslow co-founded and served as chief operating officer of Affero, a social networking, software, and web services venture focused largely on raising awareness and funding for socially responsible causes. Prior to that, he was a member of the management team that led the successful IPO of SS&C Technologies, a global provider of portfolio management and investment accounting software and services. He began his career in 1980 with IBM.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Fleishman-Hillard has hired Kelley Gannon, a White House veteran and public affairs professional, as a senior vice president in the firm’s Washington office. Gannon will provide counsel and help manage the agency’s work for a variety of public affairs clients.
She comes to Fleishman-Hillard from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, where she had served as vice president of communications since 2003. Before joining NACDS, Gannon served as director of press advance and special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, managing media operations for all presidential events outside the White House.
She began her professional career with the Republican National Committee, and later served in the press advance office of President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. She has also held high-level communications positions for leading corporations and associations, including iNEXTV corporation; Cable & Wireless, USA; MCI Communications; the American Gaming Association; and M&M Mars USA.