CHICAGO: Fleishman-Hillard has promoted Cynthia Hardie to GM of its Chicago office. She replaces Bob McEwen, who left to join Burson-Marsteller. Hardie had been deputy GM in Chicago since September 2001, and has worked in the office since 1998. She wants to expand the office into healthcare work and other areas. Fleishman is the seventh largest PR operation in Chicago, with 2001 revenues of $10 million.