NEW YORK — Hill + Knowlton Strategies has made Chris Winans as GM of its flagship New York office after Ian Bailey left the firm last month to relocate to the midwest.

Bailey had led the New York office since 2011 and, before that, was managing partners and co-founder of Capital C. Winans joins from Promontory Financial Group. Before this, he had stints as SVP of external affairs at AXA US and VP of media relations at AIG. In addition to communications role, Winans spent 10 years at the Wall Street Journal.

He reports into Mike Coates, president and CEO of H+K Americas.