Chris Nelson Joins Fleishman-Hillard’s Corporate and Public Affairs Group and Crisis Team
NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 – Fleishman-Hillard International Communications today announced that Chris Nelson, a veteran crisis communications counselor, has joined the firm as a senior vice president in the agency's New York Corporate and Public Affairs Group.
During his career, Nelson has headed issues management, crisis management and litigation communications for leading global communication firms. Earlier in his career, Nelson worked in the communications and public affairs department of the Ohio State University Medical Center and in the public relations department at Ashland Chemical.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Fleishman-Hillard,” said Robert Dowling, general manager of Fleishman Hillard's New York office and president of the firm's Eastern region. “Crisis management is one of our firm's strongest and most in-demand core competencies, and Chris adds exceptional experience to our capabilities. He will be playing a global role in helping our clients anticipate, prepare for, manage and recover from crisis situations, high-profile litigation, and contentious public issues.”
“Business is getting riskier everyday, and it’s now more important than ever for clients to have a partner that offers state-of-the-art crisis management capabilities,” said Nelson. “Fleishman-Hillard has great credentials and experts with deep knowledge of how shareholders, government agencies, NGOs and the media react in a crisis. I look forward to working with our teams around the world.”
Nelson is reporting to Christopher Tennyson, senior vice president and senior partner, who recently assumed the leadership of the New York Corporate and Public Affairs Group.
Nelson has served as a member of the board of directors of the Public Affairs Council and has presented on issues management and crisis management at the Wharton School, the University of Maryland Graduate School of Journalism, and Ohio Northern University. Nelson holds degrees in journalism and economics from the Ohio State University.
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
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