Ruder Finn UK appoints Shelley Facius as head of technology

Juice PR founder Shelley Facius has joined Ruder Finn as its new head of technology. She will be responsible for growing the practice, working with the agency’s UK and global teams, and providing senior counsel to clients.

Shelley Facius

With more than 20 years of experience in PR and comms, Facius has held director-level roles at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Fleishman Hillard, and Spreckley Partners, in addition to in-house positions with Oracle and Coretech, a WPP company.

Facius is a former vice president of WPR (Women in PR) and is currently a WPR committee member. She is a mentor in the PR Week Mentoring Programme and has been an elected member of the PRCA’s PR Council.

She also had her own consultancy, Juice PR, for more than five years, with clients including Sage X3 and Strato  – part of Deutsche Telekom.

Nick Leonard, UK MD at Ruder Finn, said: “Technology is hugely important to our business, as it underpins pretty much every industry and so many aspects of our life. With Shelley’s experience and drive I am positive that we can accelerate growth in our successful tech proposition, as well as working towards owning the health-tech communications space.”

Facius added: “I’m very excited to be joining Ruder Finn at a time of huge opportunity for the business. Working with the global tech practice led from the US, there is significant potential for international business development and collaboration with divisions like healthcare and internal communications. The open and honest culture is also one that suits me well.”

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