FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: Porter Novelli has hired former AOL Latin America executive Fernando Figueredo as director of the firm's Latin American region. He'll run the operation from Fort Lauderdale and also will head that office as GM.
Figueredo has experience running Hispanic-targeted PR campaigns and was most recently teaching PR at Florida International University. He was previously VP of corporate communications for AOL Latin America, and before that he worked in a number of communications roles for Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and BellSouth.
Porter Novelli has 19 offices in 18 countries in Latin America, and the Florida office is the hub for the firm's "pan-regional programs."
"Fernando's leadership will strengthen our network still further, enabling the agency to meet the needs of a growing number of multinational clients," said Gary Stockman, Porter Novelli's CEO for the Americas, in a release.