LOS ANGELES: John Spelich has joined Fleishman-Hillard as SVP of litigation support and IR practices.
He joins Fleishman from Gateway, where he was the VP of corporate communications throughout the merger with eMachines. During that time, he worked to rebuild the brand's image amongst the public and shareholders.
At Fleishman, Spelich will report to Richard Kline, FH regional president, senior partner and LA general manager.
Spelich has worked at a variety of positions prior to Gateway that have called for his expertise in litigation; including a stint at the Walt Disney Company as VP of corporate communications when it was experiencing a barrage of attacks directed at the CEO and the board, as well as shareholder unease from labor union disputes.