NEW YORK (Jan. 18, 2018) – With more than 15 years of agency experience in health care communication, Sarah Fox has joined Padilla as vice president in the agency’s Health Practice. Based in New York, she joins Fred Lake, senior vice president and Health Practice lead, and Peter Vigliarolo, seasoned public relations practitioner and vice president in the Health Practice. They will expand Padilla’s strategic client partnerships across the health care ecosystem – from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, device companies and health technology platforms, to hospital systems and health networks.
Fox has worked with numerous pharmaceutical and biotech companies across the life cycle of brands and R&D, including Daiichi Sankyo, GSK, Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, UCB, among others. She has led public service campaigns, public-private partnerships, corporate thought leadership initiatives, health policy communication, targeted consumer and health care provider education programming, and regulatory and data communication. Her experience spans several disease categories, including vaccines, neurology, ophthalmology, allergies, sleep disorders, radiology, immunology, hypertension and anesthesiology. Her previous agency experience includes Cooney/Waters Group and H+K Strategies.
“Health continues to be a growth area for Padilla,” said Lynn Casey, Padilla CEO. “Bringing Sarah on board to work with our existing health experts strengthens our efforts in this competitive space.”
“I look forward to working with clients across the health care landscape to create and execute integrated communication programs reaching their target audiences with purposeful content that will help shift mindsets and change behaviors,” Fox said.
Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communications company comprised of 240 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS. Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble College, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery and Welch’s. Padilla is a founding member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.
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