CHICAGO—Fleishman-Hillard Chicago has appointed Paula Waters as senior vice president and leader of its healthcare practice. She joins from the Chicago office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide where she was a senior vice president and leader of its healthcare practice. Prior to that, Waters was a managing director in Burson-Marsteller offices in Chicago and Europe.
According to Cynthia Hardie, senior partner and general manager of Fleishman’s Chicago office, “One of Fleishman’s key priorities is to grow its leadership in healthcare communications.”
Before Burson, Waters was an executive vice president at Hill & Knowlton where she served as a senior investor relations and corporate communications counsel. She began her communications career as director of public relations at G. D. Searle under then CEO Donald Rumsfeld.