SEATTLE — WE Communications has hired former FleishmanHillard global CMO Stephanie Marchesi to lead the firm's healthcare sector and Eastern region in the US.

Marchesi joins WE after leaving Fleishman earlier this year, following a six-year stint with the Omnicom agency. She has also held leadership positions at Cohn & Wolfe, Ketchum and MSLGroup during her career.

In her new position, Marchesi will be responsible for both healthcare in North America and the Boston and New York offices, both key markets for the healthcare industry. She works alongside WE’s other sector leads, Dawn Beauparlant in technology and Tiffany Cook in consumer, and joins the global health leadership team that includes Shefali Srinivas and Bianca Eichner.

“Stephanie Marchesi is a powerful addition to our already robust leadership team,” said Kass Sells, president, North America, WE Communications. “She deeply understands our ongoing work with clients to engage key stakeholders in this rapidly evolving media ecosystem, as well as the opportunities ahead of us to use communications as a tool to improve health outcomes as technology continues to disrupt the industry.”