Craig Buchholz, who was responsible for global communications at General Motors, is the new US CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
He takes over for Richard Millar, H+K global president, who has headed the US market since 2019 on an interim basis. Millar is returning to the UK.
Buchholz helped burnish the reputation of the automaker and positioned it as a leader in autonomous technology, electric vehicles and software services.
Prior to GM, he was chief communications officer at Procter & Gamble, VP-global communications at Merck, and VP-worldwide communications at Johnson & Johnson.
AnnaMaria DeSalva, H+K CEO, called Buchholz “a highly respected, admired leader in our field who has helped some of the world’s most important companies advance through periods of transformation and growth.”