TORONTO, ON. Oct. 15, 2018 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) today announced that Sheila Wisniewski has been appointed to President and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada. Effective immediately, she takes over the role from Goldy Hyder who is joining The Business Council of Canada as President and CEO.

In this role, Sheila will continue to cultivate senior client relationships while leading national strategy development and execution for the Canadian firm.

“Sheila’s energetic, collaborative direction of our Toronto office has proven her leadership abilities: she is held in high regard by clients and colleagues alike and her elevation is testament to this success,” said Jack Martin, Global Chairman and CEO

Sheila joined H+K in 2003 and became General Manager of the firm’s largest Canadian office and headquarters in Toronto in 2015. Known for her results-focused approach to communications campaigns, she leads integrated national clients and has worked on numerous brands over the years including HP, Coca-Cola, Loblaw, IKEA, and Whirlpool.

“I am honoured and excited to take on the role of CEO for Canada. I am looking forward to working with my esteemed colleagues across the country who deliver great work every day for our clients, and to continue the transformation of our agency that Goldy started four years ago. He has left me with a great platform to build from and will remain a dear friend and mentor to me,” commented Sheila.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

With eight offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, marketing communications, public affairs, citizen engagement, crisis, energy, technology, health care, content marketing, research and measurement, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Canada Order of Excellence for Quality from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 12 consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School+, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact, a new approach to brand purpose and CSR, and H+K Smarter, a behavioral science unit.


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