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