Evolution Health Group announced that chief medical officer Leo Francis has been named chief operating officer. Francis, who joined the organization in 2019, previously worked at Publicis Healthcare and Avadel Specialty Pharmaceuticals.

“The new role is a reflection of our commitment to the significant growth and continuous improvement for our businesses as we continue to focus on innovation in the healthcare marketing and communications space” said Evolution managing partner Carolyn Vogelesang Harts in a statement. “Since Leo joined EHG, he has demonstrated all the qualities necessary to assume broader executive leadership of our organization.”