DraftKings comms head Jason Alderman joins Clover Health to lead comms

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JERSEY CITY, NJ: DraftKings and Visa veteran Jason Alderman has joined healthcare technology company Clover Health as its chief communications officer.


Alderman is reporting to Varsha Rao, Clover's COO. He started at the company on July 9. There are only two staffers on Alderman's team with “more hires to come,” he said.


Alderman said Clover is “entering its next growth phase” and hiring across the company and markets. “Part of that is beefing up our comms team,” he added.


Clover Health was without a communications leader for several months, said Alderman. Andrew Still-Baxter, Clover's senior manager of corporate comms, took over leadership of the group in the interim. Still-Baxter will report to Alderman.


KWT Global, formerly known as Kwittken, has been Clover Health's PR AOR since April.


Clover Health is a healthcare technology company building a platform to collect, structure, and analyze longitudinal health and behavioral data with the goal of improving health outcomes and lowering health-related costs for Medicare beneficiaries.


“The healthier and longer-lived they are, the more successful we are financially,” said Alderman. “There aren't many businesses that have that kind of alignment.”


Previously, Alderman was SVP of communications at daily fantasy sports website DraftKings, where he worked for more than two years. Before DraftKings, Alderman was VP of corporate communications at Knowledge Universe. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade at Visa as VP of global corporate communications.


Sabrina Macias is taking over Alderman's responsibilities with the title of head of communications. She was previously DraftKings' senior director of global communications, reporting to Alderman. Since her promotion, Macias is reporting to Stanton Dodge, chief legal officer, who oversees the communications department as part of his role, Macias said via email.


An earlier version of this story appeared on prweek.com.
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