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Ogilvy PR adds to senior health team

Three of the New York office’s six new hires have been recruited to the healthcare team

Ogilvy PR Kara GolubOgilvy Public Relations has announced several senior hires, including three to its healthcare practice.

Kara Golub, Linda Ruckel and Christopher Wahlers – all vice presidents – have already stepped into their new roles at the integrated communications firm.

Golub (pictured top right) joined Ogilvy from Ruder Finn, where she implemented high-profile consumer campaigns, data and regulatory announcements, and social media initiatives. In her new role, she will provide strategic communications counsel for a range of clients, including Boehringer Ingelheim.

Ogilvy PR Linda RuckelRuckel (pictured left) has been recruited to support the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on partnership development and dissemination of treatment options information. She was previously vice president in MSLGroup's health and medical centre practice.

Wahlers (pictured bottom right) specialises in developing strategic planning and programming. He left MWW Group for Ogilvy – also a vice president with the former, he created and managed campaigns for Deloitte Life Services Health Care.

Ogilvy PR Chris Wahlers

The recruitment spree was prompted by 'incremental growth, involving both new and existing clients, in the healthcare group', an Ogilvy spokesperson told PMLiVE. The agency is still hiring, and has several openings, she said.

1st October 2013


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