PR agency FleishmanHillard has appointed Kristy Wilson as general manager of their Chicago office. Wilson, who has been with the firm since 1998, was previously held the general manager role in their Austin location.

FleishmanHillard chief operating officer and president, Americas, J.J. Carter said, “Kristy is an experienced leader within FleishmanHillard, known for relationship building and energizing teams. She’s a natural innovator – always experimenting with fresh approaches to solve our clients’ toughest problems. We’re excited to have Kristy share her talents with a new market.”

Lauren Walters will take on Wilson’s current duties, as the Austin office will now report to her as a general manager of combined Texas area that also includes Dallas. Walters has led the Dallas office since 2012.