F-H Announces New President of the Americas, Seven Other Promotions

Jack Modzelewski

Fleishman-Hillard has announced eight senior promotions including a couple of moves into newly-created positions.

Jack Modzelewski has been named the firm’s president of the Americas, a job created to collaborate with firm presidents across Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to ensure growth and consistency. Modzelewski joined F-H in 1990 as founding GM of the firm’s Chicago operation.

Nancy Seliger now leads global client relations, an expansion of her previous role, which she performed in concert with Modzelewski.  J.J. Carter, previously the GM of the San Francisco office, has been named president of the U.S. West region, which includes California offices in San Diego, Orange County, and other locations.

David Wickenden is now MD of strategic planning and development, also a newly-created position. He spent the last decade leading strategic development and digital comms growth for the firm. He’ll continue to lead the digital function. John Estafanous, an SVP and partner who has held a lead position in managing the firm’s digital offering for two years, will now also lead global coordination of digital services. Bob Winslow has added management of the firm’s 31 practice areas, and global new product development and innovation to his role as MD of global technology.

Stephanie Marchesi has been named the firm’s CMO, responsible for the firm’s brand, new business development, and new business training. Previously, she was MD for global integrated marketing comms.

And internationally, Olivier Beheydt is now chief operating officer and finance director for the EMEA region based in London. He was previously EMEA finance director. He joined GPC in 1999, which merged with F-H in 2006.