WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Robinson, until December president and CEO of The New York Times Company, has joined the International Advisory Board (IAB) at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, the firm announced today.
"As I've seen during my tenure at The New York Times Company, the communications landscape is changing almost daily," Robinson said. "That translates into potential challenges and opportunities for companies and organizations trying to increase their visibility and burnish their brand and reputation. I'm very pleased to join some of the best communications professionals in the world to help clients navigate that complex landscape. A key factor in my decision to join Fleishman-Hillard is the firm's reputation for quality and high ethical standards."
At The New York Times Company, Robinson was responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of the company's operations and business units and for working closely with the chairman to chart the future direction of the company. She began her career at the company in 1983 and served as the CEO for the past seven years.
"Janet Robinson has devoted nearly 30 years to working with one of the most influential and sophisticated media organizations in the world," said Dave Senay, Fleishman-Hillard president and CEO. "Janet has a deep, firsthand understanding of the forces that are affecting the business of the media, particularly how traditional publishing and broadcasting have been transformed by a convergence with emerging digital technologies. That makes her an extraordinary asset to our clients and to Fleishman-Hillard's global network of counselors, who are continuously seeking new ways to navigate the profound changes in the way we must communicate in the 21st century."
In addition to her long experience in publishing, Robinson served as the chairwoman of the Advertising Council, the chairwoman of the American Advertising Federation, and a member of the Advisory Board of New York Women in Communications. She has also served on the board of New England Sports Ventures, the Leadership Committee of Lincoln Center Consolidated Corporate Fund and Liberty Science Center. She is currently the chairwoman of the Presidential Board of Trustees of Salve Regina University and a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Fleishman-Hillard's IAB is made up of renowned experts from the private and public sectors. Unlike other industry boards, the IAB provides direct-to-client counsel on a wide range of disciplines, industries and audiences.
Robinson will join other distinguished members of the board, including Andy Card, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Dr. David Kessler, Mickey Kantor, former Gov. Tom Ridge, Adm. Vern Clark, John Onoda, David Byrne, Keki Dadiseth, Shoichiro Irimajiri and Guenter Verheugen.
Robinson will work closely with Martha Boudreau, president of the Mid-Atlantic region, and Jack Modzelewski, president of the Americas, in her role of advising Fleishman-Hillard clients.
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 Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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