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Source: FLM+ news release

FLM+, a strategic consulting, marketing and communications company, announces Deron Johnson as senior vice president and a member of the FLM+ Executive Leadership Team.

Deron will be based out of a new FLM+ operating location in Kansas City, Mo., to provide increased support and overall leadership to Kansas City-area based FLM+ clients.

"Many of us have known and respected the world-class work Deron has produced over the years. We are honored and excited to add him to our Executive Leadership Team," says Rob McClelland, FLM+ president/CEO.

"Not only is Deron's agency and corporate background a significant benefit, his many successes in public relations and issues management will enable us to continue to deliver exceptional client work."

Deron is a senior communications leader with a rich track record of developing communications strategies that generate far-reaching results.

He joins FLM+ from a director of communications and marketing operations position for Zoetis Inc. (legacy Pfizer Animal Health), Florham Park, N.J. While at Zoetis, he led a 10-person team responsible for internal, business unit and brand communications for the U.S. Companion Animal Division.

Previously, he held senior agency leadership positions at Rhea + Kaiser, Naperville, Ill., where he was vice president, director of public relations, and at Brighton in St. Louis where he served as director of public relations. He also brings significant agency experience from Gibbs & Soell, Chicago, and Fleishman-Hillard, Kansas City.

His past clients include Archer Daniels Midland, BASF Agricultural Products, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, Elanco Companion Animal, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Pfizer Animal Health and Valley Irrigation.

"I have admired the strategic business model and growth of FLM+ and am energized to join the team," Deron says. "Getting back to the hometown I know so well will be a wonderful opportunity to work with our important clients in the Kansas City area and to give FLM+ a local presence in this vibrant and growing agricultural center."

Deron's career began in publishing with both Vance Publishing and Sun Publications in the Kansas City area.

He has held leadership positions with the National Agri-Marketing Association and has been honored by that organization. Deron is a 1988 graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. in journalism and mass communications with emphasis on news/editorial.

He also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan.

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