In a world where new media, consumer expectations and legal and regulatory issues are converging to create fast-moving and multinational challenges and opportunities, providing advice from leaders at the forefront of these dynamics is a critical component of FleishmanHillard’s global offering. Our International Advisory Board and Local Counselors work with FH and our clients to spot trends, develop strategies and connect stakeholders in pursuit of high-impact public relations and public affairs outcomes.
former Special Advisor to the National Football League’s Commissioner, led a distinguished half-century career within the organization, and helped grow the sport’s popularity exponentially over the last 50…
former Special Advisor to the National Football League’s Commissioner, led a distinguished half-century career within the organization, and helped grow the sport’s popularity exponentially over the last 50 years. He spent most of his career in the public relations office, eventually becoming Executive Vice President of Communications and Public affairs in 2002. In 2010, he was made Special Advisor to Commissioner Roger Goodell, handling issues related to the League’s 20,000-plus retired players. As the NFL’s longest tenured employee, Browne’s unique story reflects the massive growth that the sport experienced in both the U.S. and internationally. His professional experience spans the entire spectrum of communications, from government affairs to media relations. He attended the last 49 Super Bowls, and helped to grow the event into the largest one-day sporting event in the U.S. Browne also serves on the Board of Directors for USA Football and the Pat Tillman Foundation, and recently completed a six-year term on the national Board of Governors for the United Way of America.
former chairman of Hindustan Unilever and former director of Unilever’s home and personal care operations worldwide, has an impressive record of leadership in India and internationally. Dadiseth is a trustee of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and a member of the managing committee, Breach Candy Hospital Trust. He is also on several boards of directors, including the Indian School of Business, as well as a member of the international advisory board of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and a nonexecutive chairman of Omnicom India.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
has led a distinguished career in her 27-plus years in public service. The first female senator to represent Texas, she became the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate, and the fourth-highest Republican overall, including roles on the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In addition, Hutchison, a contributor to the CNBC TV network, has authored multiple books, most recently Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas.
Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.)
served for more than five years as the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Clinton administration. Under his leadership, the ONDCP developed the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy. Gen. McCaffrey teaches international security studies at the United States Military Academy and is frequently sought out as an adviser on issues of national security. The highly decorated general also works as a military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a regular column for the Armed Forces Journal.
began her career at The New York Times Company in 1983, serving as its CEO for seven years. Before joining the Times Company, she was a public school teacher in Newport, R.I., and Somerset, Mass. In addition to her experience in publishing, Robinson served as chairwoman of the Advertising Council and the American Advertising Federation. She is currently chairwoman of the Presidential Board of Trustees of Salve Regina University and a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
member emeritus, currently serves as chairman of CIC Inc. and trustee of The Anna C. Chennault Charitable Trust — two nonprofit organizations based in Washington. Chennault, a former journalist and war correspondent who was born in Beijing, has published nearly 50 books in both Chinese and English. She has received several awards, including the Freedom Award of the Order of Lafayette, the Freedom Award from the Free China Association, and the Award of Honor from the Chinese-American Alliance.
served for 15 years as a Member of European Parliament for North West England. He began his political career as a campaigner for better housing conditions in Liverpool. He was elected to be a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in 1995 and subsequently elected to the European Parliament. Davies became a key member in the parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee. He has led various initiatives on climate and energy issues, waste and recycling policy, and reforms to promote sustainable fishing. For his work in the environmental field, in 2014 Chris Davies was named "MEP of the Year," and also won the U.K.'s Green Ribbon political award as "Parliamentarian of the Year (MEP)".
who received an aerodynamic engineering degree from the University of Toyko, began his career with Honda Motor Company. Following two decades with Honda, he assumed executive level leadership for Sega Corporation. Under his watch, the video game software and hardware multinational launched the Dreamcast video game console, regarded by many as instrumental in pioneering online console gaming. Irimajiri, whose counsel continues to be sought by technology companies, currently chairs Japanese manufacturer Asahi Tec and serves on the board of directors of Delphi Automotive Systems.
is a highly regarded public relations consultant who has helped shape and protect the corporate brand of some of the world’s most visible corporations. He led all corporate communications at General Motors, Charles Schwab, Visa USA and Levi Strauss. Earlier, he directed global media relations for McDonalds, Holiday Inns and Harrah’s Casinos. He has served on the boards of Business for Social Responsibility, The Arthur W. Page Society and the International Association of Business Communicators Foundations. He is currently a director of the U.S.-Japan Council.
has served as a member of the European Commission for more than a decade, most recently as European commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, making him one of only five vice presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission. He began his political career in Germany’s Free Democratic Party, later switching to the Social Democratic Party and ultimately becoming minister of state in the German Foreign Ministry. And from 1999 to 2004, Verheugen managed the EU’s largest and most complex enlargement process.
Adm. Vernon Clark, USN (Ret.),
who once served as chief of Naval Operations, began his 37-year naval career as a lieutenant on a patrol gunboat. He retired from the Pentagon as a sitting member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October 2002. Recognized for his military service, Adm. Clark earned the Defense Distinguished Service Medal four times, the Navy Distinguished Medal three times, three Legion of Merit awards, and the Eisenhower Award from the Business Executives of North America. An active adviser, Adm. Clark currently serves on several boards of directors.
Sir John Grant
is a retired British diplomat whose illustrious career makes him an expert on providing strategic counsel on all aspects of EU decision-taking, national and international energy issues, stakeholder engagement and reputation management. He has been a member of the British Foreign Service, a representative to the European Union and a chairman of the Committee of Permanent Representatives. In the private sector, he has held high positions at large companies such as BHP Billiton and the BG Group.
is a former member of President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet, having served as U.S. secretary of commerce. Now an attorney in private practice, he advises corporate clients as a partner in the law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Kantor continues his commitment to public service by holding nonprofit board positions with Legal Services Corporation, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Center for Law in the Public Interest. He has received several distinguished awards in honor of his work, including the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award.
is recognized as one of the United States’ most respected public servants. Most recently, he worked in the Obama administration, first as director of the CIA and then as secretary of defense. Among his other illustrious roles, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. In 1997, Leon and Sylvia Panetta founded the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, which aims to attract young people to lives of public service.
currently is Honorary Director of the European Commission. Prior to his 15 year career at the EC, Vinois practiced as a lawyer. At the EC, he was responsible for energy policy, security supply and networks. He also held a position Director of the internal energy market within the Directorate General for Energy. In addition to currently being Honorary Director of the EC, he also serves as an advisor on European energy policy to the Institut Jaques Delors Notre Europe.