Fleishman-Hillard Names Anne de Schweinitz to Lead Global Healthcare Group

May 3, 2012

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Senior Strategist Selected to Expand Reach of Firm's Healthcare Communications Offerings

LONDON, May 3, 2012 — Fleishman-Hillard International Communications today announced the appointment of Anne de Schweinitz to senior vice president, senior partner and managing director of the Fleishman-Hillard healthcare group. She replaces Michael Rinaldo, who recently left the firm.

“The continuing evolution of healthcare technology, policy and patient care models provide tremendous growth opportunities for our business, and we're committed to expanding our global range of offerings for our current and future clients,” said Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard. “Anne's deep experience in this sector, her proven ability to build global teams and capabilities, and her outstanding client and account management skills will continue to position Fleishman-Hillard as the leader in communications solutions for healthcare clients around the world.”

To further underscore the global nature of her new role, de Schweinitz – currently based in New York – will relocate to Fleishman-Hillard's London office and will report directly to John Saunders, president of the agency's Europe/Middle East/Africa region.

“In addition to her exceptional business development track record and her skill in leveraging the resources of our agency network, Anne understands the importance of establishing sustainable and value-based relationships with clients, while cultivating the people-centric culture that sets Fleishman-Hillard apart,” said Saunders. “We are delighted that this global role will be based in EMEA.”

In her new role, de Schweinitz also will work closely with Nancy Seliger, executive vice president of global client relations, to further define and shape the firm's global healthcare group, establish thought-leadership initiatives, develop emerging growth opportunities and attract new marquee talent across all of Fleishman-Hillard's local and regional healthcare teams.

De Schweinitz is an accomplished strategist and business builder with more than 15 years of solid experience in the healthcare industry. Before joining Fleishman-Hillard in 2011, she held leadership positions at Hill & Knowlton, Manning Selvage & Lee and Big Arrow Group – assignments that took her from San Francisco to London to New York. She also spent several years handling communications duties for the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

De Schweinitz graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Rutgers University. She served on the Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association of Greater New York City and actively supports a number of arts and cultural institutions, including the New-York Historical Society, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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.