VANCOUVER, BC (November 18, 2013) – FleishmanHillard Canada, a leading full-service communications and public affairs firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabe Garfinkel as Associate Vice President in its Vancouver office.
“We are very pleased to have Gabe join the FleishmanHillard Vancouver team. His experience in strategic communications and understanding of B.C. public affairs will be an asset to our clients as we continue to grow to serve their needs,” said Mark Reder, Senior Vice President, Partner and General Manager of FleishmanHillard in Vancouver.
Mr. Garfinkel’s expertise draws from his experience working at senior levels in the provincial and federal governments. Before joining FleishmanHillard, he was Director of Community and Stakeholder Relations and Senior Advisor to British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark. Before taking on this role, Mr. Garfinkel served as Executive Assistant and Senior Advisor to Premier Clark.
Previously, Mr. Garfinkel served as an executive assistant and political advisor to B.C.’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and to the Minister of Advanced Education, in addition to being Director of Communications and Outreach for a Member of Parliament. Born and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Garfinkel has a Bachelor of Arts from UBC with a major in political science.
FleishmanHillard Canada is one of the country’s leading full-service communications and public affairs firms and part of a worldwide network of 3,000 consultants in 80 offices around the globe. Since 1995, FleishmanHillard Vancouver has provided a wide range of public affairs and communications services to a variety of private sector clients, non-profit organizations, governments and crown corporations. Sharing a passion for helping clients achieve great results, our team of experienced professionals is relied on by many of the leading organizations operating in B.C. to help manage their strategic communications challenges and opportunities.
FleishmanHillard is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations, and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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