FTI names Carolyn Hudson strategic comms MD

The Weber Shandwick alum is leading FTI's people and change practice.

NEW YORK: FTI has hired Carolyn Hudson as MD and head of its people and change practice in the Americas.

Hudson, who is based in New York, is reporting to Brian Kennedy, senior MD and head of the Americas for FTI’s strategic comms segment, the firm said in a statement. It did not disclose how many direct reports Hudson has. She began working at FTI in early October, according to an FTI spokesperson.

Hudson has replaced Angie Gorman, former MD of the people and change practice, who is continuing to work within the practice as MD. The firm declined to say why Gorman was changing responsibilities.

"[Gorman] has done a great job, and after four years of service in the practice leader role, she will continue as a senior leader in the practice," an FTI spokesperson said.

Hudson previously worked at Weber Shandwick, where she was an EVP in the firm’s employee engagement and change management practice. Prior to Weber, she worked for management consulting firm Accenture as a senior leader in its global change management practice and internal marketing section.

Hudson said mergers and acquisitions and employee advocacy are two areas on which she is planning to focus.

"When I was at Weber, I had the opportunity to both sell in and work on two large merger and acquisition deals," she said. "I think that’s just the wave of the future…so M&A is a space on my radar."

In the third quarter, FTI Consulting’s strategic communications segment reported a 14.3% increase in revenue to $55.1 million. For all of 2017, FTI reported global revenue of $192.5 million, up 1% from the prior year.

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