CHICAGO – FleishmanHillard, among the largest PR agencies in the newly-merged Publicis Omnicom holding group, has hired Jack Yeo as SVP and leader of the corporate practice in its Chicago office.

He is responsible for all aspects of the corporate practice group in Chicago, including corporate reputation, crisis and issues management, B2B marketing, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, labor communications, litigation support, and financial and investor relations for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Interestingly, Yeo joins Fleishman from MSL, where he was SVP of corporate branding, and Midwest director of issues and crisis management. Before Sunday's merger announcement, MSL was part of rival holding company Publicis. Now MSL will be Fleishman's sister agency as part of the Publicis Omnicom Group.  

Yeo takes on the role formerly held by Marjorie Benzkofer, who was recently named the firm's global reputation management leader. Benzkofer remains based in the Chicago office, where she’s focused on bringing to market new offerings and thought leadership around corporate reputation issues and completing new reputation research.

Maxine Winer is GM of Fleishman’s Chicago office.