FleishmanHillard global CMO Stephanie Marchesi departs firm

The Omnicom Group agency eliminated the global CMO position upon Marchesi's exit.

NEW YORK: Stephanie Marchesi has departed her role as FleishmanHillard’s global CMO after nearly six years at the firm.

Marchesi, who was not immediately available to discuss her next move, left Fleishman in early March. At that time, the agency made a strategic decision to eliminate the global CMO function.

"[Fleishman is] reallocating those resources to the local markets in order to shine a light on the people and clients that are driving our most exciting work," said Lisa Moehlenkamp, chief talent officer at Fleishman.

Marchesi joined Fleishman in August 2010 as senior partner and MD of global integrated marketing communications. A year later, she was promoted to CMO. Her most recent title was senior partner, CMO, and MD of global client relations.

Marchesi was responsible for new global business and oversight of service for the firm's largest clients, such as Procter & Gamble. She also led Fleishman’s global brand refresh in 2013, according to her LinkedIn profile.

"We thank [Marchesi] for her years of service and wish her success in her new endeavors," said Moehlenkamp, who added that she is not aware of Marchesi’s future plans.

Before Fleishman, Marchesi was president of GCI’s New York office, helping to guide the firm through its merger with Cohn & Wolfe in 2008. She stepped into the role of president of Cohn & Wolfe's New York office, overseeing the firm’s corporate, consumer, healthcare, and digital practices.

Other recent departures from Fleishman include SVP Colby Vogt, who joined DeVries Global as the leader of its new business intelligence practice, and SVP and senior partner Vanessa Yanez, who joined HP as head of corporate communications in March.

Cadillac recently awarded its PR AOR account to Kovert Creative. Fleishman had handled influencer lifestyle relations for the luxury auto brand.  

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