August 15, 2006
People news from the 08/15/06 News Brief
Neopharm named Richard Pauli as EVP effective Aug. 28, with the additional titles of CFO and corporate secretary effective Sept. 1. Pauli succeeds Lawrence Kenyon, who previously announced he would be leaving to pursue other opportunities. Pauli joins Neopharm from Abraxis Bioscience, where he served as interim finance chief.
Vox Medica has announced it has added Lisete Andre as VP/group account supervisor in the company’s healthcare marketing communications group. Andre joins Vox Medica after working on US and global pharmaceutical accounts for Cline Davis & Mann in New York and for Euro RSCG Life MetaMax in Lambertville, NJ.
GSW Worldwide recently welcomed nine new staff members to its Newtown, PA office. Shira Grunfeld was named account supervisor. Prior to GSW Worldwide, Grunfeld served as senior account executive at J. Walter Thompson, where her main client was Ford. Brian Phillips was hired as senior art director. Most recently, Phillips was art director for Cline, Davis & Mann. Doug Hungarter was named integrated designer with responsibilities for developing creative concepts across all genres of media, with a specific focus on interactive media. Prior to this, Hungarter worked as design manager at Vanguard. Julie Kenney will serve as an account supervisor. Prior to GSW Worldwide, Kenney served as account supervisor at Dorland Global Health Communications. Ram Chandran Gopalakrishnan was named associate creative director. Gopalakrishnan previously served as a freelance copywriter for OgilvyOne Worldwide. Janine DiAngelo was named account executive. Prior to GSW Worldwide, DiAngelo was assistant account executive at Dorland Global Corporation. Laura Mullaney was hired as senior account executive. Prior to GSW Worldwide, Mullaney served as senior account executive at Roska Direct Advertising. Lee Scott was named associate creative director. Prior to GSW Worldwide, Lee served as art supervisor at Interlink Healthcare Communications, where he led art direction on several accounts, including Glivec, GE Healthcare and Novartis Oncology. Matt Genne has been named copywriter. Prior to GSW Worldwide, Genne served as copywriter for McCann Erickson.
Blue Diesel has hired Jason Sankey as interactive designer and Brian Adams as interactive art director. Sankey’s responsibilities include user interface design, animation and 3D modeling. Prior to Blue Diesel, Sankey served as Web designer at The Creative Group. Prior to Blue Diesel, Adams was director of interactive media at Panoptic Media.
MedErgy Marketing has named Harleigh Willmott senior medical director, and Stacey Everett director, client services. Most recently, Willmott served as VP, group project director for the Medical Education Group, LLC. Everett brings over 12 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as VP, client services, at Complete Medical Communications.
Natrel Communications has announced several promotions across multiple departments. In creative services, Bill Griese has been promoted to group copy supervisor from copy supervisor. In the graphics department, Brett Fischer has been named digital imaging multi-media director in addition to his role as designer. In the editing department, Beth Kearney has been promoted to senior medical editor from medical editor. Additionally, Anne Lock has been hired as VP, account group supervisor. Prior to joining Natrel, Lock held senior-level positions at Trio Communications, Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift and Lowe Bozell McAdams.
Medicus International has promoted Miranda Gladding to Director of Client Services, New York. Gladding has extensive experience in both medical education and CME activities across a range of therapy areas.
Stonefly Communications Group has promoted Katy Dalton-Rigsby to VP of account services. Dalton-Rigsby joined Stonefly upon its launch in 2004, serving as account director. Prior to that, Dalton-Rigsby served as account director in the Public Relations department of GSW Worldwide.
Taylor Search Partners, an executive recruiting company serving the healthcare industry, recently welcomed Kyle Comstock and Abby Morris as search coordinators responsible for recruiting marketing, sales and clinical professionals. Prior to this, Comstock was an assistant basketball coach at Kenyon College and Morris was an accounting department intern at The Computer Inc.
Scienta Healthcare Education, an ACCME-accredited provider, welcomed Tracy Stewart as senior program manager leading Scienta’s Issues in Neurology educational initiative. Steward rejoins Scienta after two years of directing US operations at the National Respiratory Training Center. She previously worked with Scienta from 2002-2004 and last held the position of senior program. manager.