Fleishman names former senator to advisory council

ST. LOUIS: FleishmanHillard has appointed former US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to its international advisory board.

ST. LOUIS: Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) has joined FleishmanHillard's international advisory board.

Hutchison represented the state of Texas in the Senate for nearly 20 years until January 2013. She is the only woman to serve as a US senator from the state.

During her career in the Senate, Hutchison sat on the Committees on Appropriations, Rules and Administration, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where she was the ranking member. She was also chairwoman of West Point's board of visitors until January of this year.

Before joining the Senate, Hutchison was first elected to statewide office in 1990 as Texas state treasurer. She first entered politics as a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1972, where she served until 1976.

Since leaving the Senate, Hutchison has been named to Bank of America's global advisory council, the Center for Strategic and International Studies' advisory council, and the Campaign to Fix the Debt Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council. She is also senior counsel at Bracewell & Giuliani and a contributor to CNBC.

Last month, Fleishman named former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to its advisory board. Other members include former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, former US Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, and former New York Times Co. president and CEO Janet Robinson.

Hutchison will work closely with the firm's leadership to advise clients on a wide variety of issues affecting global business, the Omnicom Group agency said in a statement.

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