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Wendi Taylor Nations '85 Joins Fleishman-Hillard as Sr. VP & Partner

March 26, 2013

Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as senior vice president, partner and leader of the health and wellness group in the firm's Chicago office.

The strategic communications company's announcement today notes that "Nations brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role at Fleishman-Hillard. Ten of those years were spent at Porter Novelli, where she served as the agency’s healthcare practice director and, eventually, managing director of the Chicago office. She also spent three years at Hill & Knowlton in Chicago, where she re‐established the firm’s Midwest health practice in all categories, including pharma, insurance, hospital systems, distributors and nutrition. Nations’ background also includes time as chief marketing officer for Heidrick & Struggles and five years as director of marketing for Advocate Health Care."

“Wendi is passionate and spirited, smart and strategic,” says Maxine Winer, general manager of Fleishman-Hillard’s Chicago office. “She is well-known and highly regarded in the health and wellness space, but just as attractive to us is her robust communications background, which includes both client-side and agency experience. Wendi will put her great energy and expertise to work for our existing clients, while also helping us grow exponentially by taking a very broad, yet strategic approach to health and wellness. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

Nations was an English (composition) major at DePauw and holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. “This is a really exciting time for me to join Fleishman-Hillard,” she states. “Our industry is just exploding with opportunity right now. Every agency is trying to figure out how to best take advantage of the blurred lines between PR, advertising, social and digital. Fleishman-Hillard is at the forefront, making new strides every day to go The Boulderbeyond the expectations of a traditional communications firm. With the backing of the global Fleishman-Hillard network, our team here in Chicago is well-positioned to deliver the most complete thinking and the most responsive service an agency can provide. ”

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