Adrianne Smith, who served as WPP’s first global director of inclusion and diversity, is moving to FleishmanHillard, where she will take on the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer.
She replaces Emily Graham, who was promoted to chief equity and impact officer at Omnicom, FH’s parent company, in January 2021.
In her new role, Smith is tasked with advancing FleishmanHillard’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Reporting to FleishmanHillard president and CEO John Saunders, she will be a member of the agency’s global leadership cabinet, heading up the work of its DE&I taskforce.
She will work in partnership with Leela Stake and Adiya Mobley, co-leaders of True MOSAIC, FleishmanHillard’s capability created to provide DE&I counsel and solutions to clients.
At WPP, Smith led the team responsible for building an internal global inclusion and diversity resource platform for its network of agencies.
"Adrianne is an established industry innovator with the perfect combination of experience creating high-impact forums to explore diversity solutions, and unsurpassed professional and academic experience,” said Saunders.