FleishmanHillard in Canada (FH) and High Road have announced the two agencies are going to merge. The new agency will be called FleishmanHillard HighRoad (FHR) and will offer brand, public affairs and corporate reputation work. The combined agency will have offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. FleishmanHillard Highroad expects the merger to be complete by January 2018.
Angela Carmichael, who is currently senior Vice President and Senior Partner, General Manager of FleishmanHillard’s Toronto office, will assume the role of President of the newly merged agency, in addition to her existing responsibilities. Katherine Fletcher, High Road’s Managing Director, will become the chief operations officer for FHR. Additional members of the FHR executive team include: Nathalie Bergeron, Senior Vice President in Montreal; Mark Reder, Senior Partner and General Manager in Vancouver; Gordon Taylor Lee, Senior Partner and General Manager in Ottawa; and Patrick Gladney, Chief Strategy Officer.