Fleishman-Hillard Appoints Wendi Taylor Nations to Lead Health and Wellness Team in Chicago

March 26, 2013

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CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 – Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has announced the appointment of Wendi Taylor Nations as senior vice president, partner and leader of the health and wellness group in the Chicago office.

Nations brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role at Fleishman-Hillard. Ten of those years were spent at Porter Novelli, where she served as the agency's healthcare practice director and, eventually, managing director of the Chicago office. She also spent three years at Hill & Knowlton in Chicago, where she reâ€established the firm's Midwest health practice in all categories, including pharma, insurance, hospital systems, distributors and nutrition. Nations' background also includes time as chief marketing officer for Heidrick & Struggles and five years as director of marketing for Advocate Health Care.

“Wendi is passionate and spirited, smart and strategic,” said Maxine Winer, general manager of Fleishman-Hillard's Chicago office. “She is well-known and highly regarded in the health and wellness space, but just as attractive to us is her robust communications background, which includes both client-side and agency experience. Wendi will put her great energy and expertise to work for our existing clients, while also helping us grow exponentially by taking a very broad, yet strategic approach to health and wellness. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

“This is a really exciting time for me to join Fleishman-Hillard,” said Nations. “Our industry is just exploding with opportunity right now. Every agency is trying to figure out how to best take advantage of the blurred lines between PR, advertising, social and digital. Fleishman-Hillard is at the forefront, making new strides every day to go beyond the expectations of a traditional communications firm. With the backing of the global Fleishman-Hillard network, our team here in Chicago is well-positioned to deliver the most complete thinking and the most responsive service an agency can provide. ”

Fleishman-Hillard's Chicago team represents some of the world's best-known brands, as well as some of the city's biggest names. The team offers fully integrated communications solutions across a range of disciplines, including consumer and lifestyle marketing, B2B marketing, corporate communications, issues and crisis management, financial communications and investor relations, public and community affairs, food and nutrition, and health and wellness.

About Fleishman-Hillard
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.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.