Porter Novelli announced changes to its health and wellness practice that increase global capabilities and expand leadership in the U.S.

From PRWeek:

Porter Novelli has brought on eight staffers in leadership positions in its health and wellness practice, including Maura Bergen as EVP for U.S. pharmaceuticals, based in New York.

The firm also hired Brian Thompson as SVP in New York and Shelly Spöeth as SVP and practice lead for health and social impact in the Atlanta office.

Bergen will oversee work for pharma clients in the U.S., working with Porter’s team on strategic planning, creative, analytics, and research. She started in the position earlier this month, reporting to Paul George, global head of the agency’s health and wellness practice.

In addition to the changes in the U.S. the practice has expanded globally in the U.K., Spain, Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

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