VOX Global Strengthens Senior Leadership Team

September 7, 2017


Carey Tarbell Appointed General Manager; Mike Marker Named Managing Director

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2017 – VOX Global, a FleishmanHillard specialty brand, has promoted Carey Tarbell to general manager, and Mike Marker to managing director.

“VOX is a key driver of our global public affairs offering and these new appointments for Carey and Mike will benefit clients, colleagues and our network,” said John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard.

Tarbell’s new responsibilities will include overall management and growth of the firm, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has teams in Boston; Dallas; Indianapolis, Ind.; Nashville, Tenn.; New York; Portland, Maine; Raleigh, N.C.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Tokyo.

“Carey is a dynamic leader who is equally devoted to the VOX team and its clients,” said Robert Hoopes, president of VOX Global. “She will work relentlessly to make sure VOX continues its path of great client service and team building.”

Tarbell joined VOX Global in 2007 after serving as executive director of the National Journal’s Policy Council, owned by Atlantic Media, and more than 13 years at Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick. She began her career in the Public Law Policy division of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

“I joined VOX because I wanted to be part of a firm where client problem-solving and service were limitless,” said Tarbell. “Ten years later, I am even more convinced that VOX is that agency. Working alongside the best professionals in the business, I look forward to leading our firm to continued growth and client satisfaction.”

Marker’s new role will include oversight of the firm’s field offices and team, directing the strategy, business development and culture.

“Mike is widely sought after for strategic counsel and has a real knack for identifying and cultivating the kind of top talent our clients have come to rely upon,” said Hoopes. “Carey and Mike make a powerhouse team, and our firm will benefit greatly from their expanded leadership roles.”

After starting his career as a journalist, Marker worked for Ruder Finn in New York City before joining FleishmanHillard in Chicago. Marker is a founding member of VOX – formed in 2007 – and a lead crisis counselor and media trainer.

“When I consider our team, our culture and our commitment to client service, it’s clear to me that we have something very special at VOX,” said Marker. “And when you layer our strengths on top of the capabilities of our international partners across Omnicom, I have one of the best jobs in the business.”


About VOX Global
VOX Global is a strategic communications firm with deep experience in business, politics, media and advocacy. The VOX team of accomplished practitioners offers clients comprehensive strategies to solve complex and diverse issues. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., VOX Global has offices in New York, Dallas, Boston, Nashville, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Portland, Maine and Sacramento. For more information, visit voxglobal.com.

About FleishmanHillard
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named Agency of the Year at the 2017 North American Excellence Awards; PRWeek’s 2016 Greater China Agency of the Year; PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year and 2014 Asia Pacific Network of the Year; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2017. The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 80 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at fleishmanhillard.com.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.