NEW YORK—Hill & Knowlton has appointed Lindsay Hutter as global head of change and internal communications, a new global practice at the firm. Hutter will lead Hill & Knowlton’s efforts to build an integrated global practice and will also take on the role of leading H&K’s internal communications. Hutter will continue to serve in her current role as practice leader for change and internal communications.

According to Hutter: “The pace of corporate change is unprecedented in every market around the world, creating a growing need for our expertise in helping companies and their employees navigate transformations and ensure employees are effectively engaged through ongoing internal communications.”

Hutter has extensive experience in key sectors including defense, finance, healthcare, technology and retail, working with clients such as HP, 7-Eleven and Deloitte, and a track record leading change communications programs around corporate transformations, mergers and acquisitions and leadership changes.

Prior to joining H&K, she worked with the National Association of Convenience Stores, a global trade association representing companies in more than 40 countries, holding leadership positions ranging from director of government relations and public affairs to vice president of membership and industry relations to senior vice president of communications and international development.