Ogilvy PR has hired Michele Anderson for the managing director slot of its Chicago outpost effective April 1.

michele andersonShe will move from Ketchum Atlanta, where she was involved in day-to-day management of the office.

Anderson also had served as senior VP-business development of the Omnicom unit’s Georgia, Florida, North/South Carolina and Texas markets.

She’s the co-founder of Magna Carta, which is Ketchum’s South Africa affiliate.

Rob Mathias, Ogilvy’s North American chief, expects Anderson’s “strategic, forward-thinking and collaborative” will bolster the shop’s Midwest activities.

Anderson has counseled IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Coca-Cola, Fedex and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.