Valerie Lascable
Valérie Lescable

Valérie Lecasble, spokesperson for France's Ministry of Defense, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as managing director of its Paris office.

Beginning her career as a print and broadcast journalist, she moved to the managing director job at I-Télé, the all-news TV channel.

Lecasble left the media in 2008 for the VP slot at TBWA Corporate, a position she held for eight years before being appointed to the director of France's defense information and communications delegation.

Lars-Erik Grønntun, H+K's global president, expects Lecasble to be a "great leader" of the Paris operation and looks forward "to leveraging Valérie’s considerable expertise to help our clients better communicate with their public."