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FleishmanHillard Toronto Promotes Thirteen


FleishmanHillard announced today it has promoted 13 staff members in its Toronto office, including Charles Muggeridge who was promoted to Partner, Leslie Walsh who was promoted to Senior Vice President, Hélène LaRochelle and Jay Armitage who were both promoted to the role of Vice President and Megan Shay who has been promoted to Associate Vice President.

“FH Toronto has had a tremendous year – we’ve landed big new clients, grown organically, expanded our creative services offering, and won numerous awards,” said Angela Carmichael, General Manager FleishmanHillard Toronto. “This is one of my favourite times of the year when we get to celebrate and recognize the huge contributions that team members have made over the past 12 months. The number of promotions awarded this year is a true testament to the strength of the team we’ve assembled and the great work they do, each and every day.”

Charles Muggeridge (1) has been promoted to Partner. Charles joined FleishmanHillard as an account executive in 1995 and celebrated his 20th year at FleishmanHillard this past fall.

Leslie Walsh (2) has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Leslie joined FleishmanHillard more than eight years ago, and prior to that she managed public relations and marketing at a multi-site hospital in the GTA.

Hélène Larochelle (3) has been promoted to Vice President and Creative Director. Prior to joining FH in 2015, Hélène held senior positions at notable advertising and communications agencies including RMG Connect, J.Walter Thompson, and SonicBoom.

Jay Armitage (4) has been promoted to Vice President. Jay joined FH in 2010 and has extensive experience in issues and crisis management. Jay previously worked as a producer at CBC News Network.

Megan Shay (5) has been promoted to Associate Vice President. Megan started her career in publishing, executing digital campaigns for publications such as Toronto Life and FASHION Magazine, before transitioning to an agency setting. Megan joined the FleishmanHillard team in the spring of 2014.

Megan Stoudt (6) has been promoted to Account Director. Megan Stoudt is an expert in consumer marketing communications. She joined FH as an intern, left to explore opportunities at two other agencies in Toronto, and was happily welcomed back to the FH family in 2015.

Justin Hane (7) has been promoted to Account Director. Justin joined FH in January 2014 and specializes in executive communications and strategy, drawing on professional experience comprising work in journalism, politics and in the international development sector.

Rachael Factor (8) has been promoted to Senior Consultant. Rachael works with clients across a variety of sectors and industries, including financial services, real estate, payments, professional services, technology and not-for-profit.

Brianna Bijman (9) has been promoted to Consultant. Bri is part of the consumer marketing team at FH and works with clients in a wide range of industries, including CPG, technology, family and health care, food and lifestyle.

Douglas Johnson (10) has been promoted to Consultant. Doug works with the corporate reputation team at FleishmanHillard, providing support on media relations, strategic communications and storytelling. Prior to joining FH, Doug was president of Queen’s University’s student government.

Jannine Rane (11) has been promoted to Consultant. Jannine provides strategic media relations, communications, and stakeholder relations support to a number of clients in the financial services, corporate, and public sectors.

Lauren Treadgold (12) has been promoted to Consultant. Lauren’s strong media relationships and writing abilities have helped her support public relations programs for tech, financial, consumer, and healthcare clients.

Allan Keith (13) has been promoted to Consultant. Allan acts as a production coordinator for FH’s creative services team, managing design, video and development projects for multiple clients and practice groups.