Harry B. Wilson was a communications pioneer.
He joined Fleishman-Hillard in 1953, just a few years after the agency got off the ground.
He used his listening, writing and interviewing skills acquired during his years as a reporter with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat to begin making his mark in what was then the new field of “public relations.”
Wilson was secretary to the members of Civic Progress, where he served as a powerful voice of reason.
As chairman of Fleishman-Hillard from 1974 until he retired in 1989, Wilson played a key role in the expansion into a global powerhouse. He is best remembered for his attention to detail, insistence on quality writing, clear, bold thinking, and emphasis on excellent client service.