Meet John Saunders -
John Saunders

John Saunders

President and CEO Fleishmann Hillard


Fleishman Hillard celebrated its 70th birthday in 2016 but in November 2015, John Saunders was named as only the firm's fourth-ever President and CEO. Regularly invited to speak on communications related topics. Countries, where he has undertaken speaking engagements, including Austria, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States. Was named Speaker of the Decade at annual Baltic PR Conference in St. Petersburg. He was the guest speaker at the Irish American Business 100 event in December 2016 in New York and was named in the Business 100 once more in 2017. He was Grand Marshal of the St Patrick's Day Parade in St Louis 2017

John specializes in corporate communications and crisis management. He has also advised a cross-section of national and multinational clients in the area of corporate reputation.

He is a member of the Arthur Page Society, the Seminar and is a former President of ICCO - the global association for the public relations industry. He is a former President of the Public Relations Association of Ireland and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. In 2016 and again in 2017 was named among PRWeek Magazine's Top 50 Power List.

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