Updated: Sep 24, 2021
Global public relations agency FleishmanHillard has created five new roles to support its diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in several major U.S. cities. The new DE&I team will be responsible for accelerating the agency's inclusion efforts, led by Leela Stake and Adiya, co-leads of True MOSAIC, the agency's DE&I client practice, the company said. The new hires include:
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Rachel Coleman, DE&I director, FleishmanHillard in Chicago
John Soriano, DE&I director, FleishmanHillard in Los Angeles
Francesca Weems, DE&I director, FleishmanHillard in San Francisco
Chavonne Jones, DE&I storytelling managing editor, FleishmanHillard in New York
Cheyenne Cameron-Pruitt, DE&I program manager, FleishmanHillard in Sacramento
FleishmanHillard also announced progress on its DE&I initiatives in the first quarter of 2021, including:
Hired diverse colleagues for 40% of open positions
Developed a DE&I Taskforce made up of 17 leaders representing all regions that supports and guides its DE&I work
Conducted diversity training for 370 employees
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. The agency is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group and has 80 offices in more than 30 countries, plus affiliates in 50 countries.
Anne Stych is a staff writer for Bizwomen.