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Ogilvy PR Snags MS&L Vet To Lead Healthcare Practice

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Monique da Silva has joined Ogilvy PR as Executive Vice President/Head of North America Healthcare Practice, the agency said today.

da Silva previously served as Global Healthcare Director at MS&L Worldwide, where she worked with clients including sanofi aventis, Genzyme, Pfizer, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Roche.

In related news, earlier this month Cohn & Wolfe hired healthcare PR vet MaryEllen O’Donohue away from MS&L to serve as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Client Service.

Also, Wendy Lund was named CEO of Cohn & Wolfe’s GCI Health division in early February. She was previously EVP, Global Business & Client Development at MS&L. Cohn and Wolfe hired Mike Kan to run its global healthcare practice.

MS&L hired Joan Cetera as Senior Vice President, Consumer Home and Wellness on February 18th. She had previously been with Ogilvy PR.

An MS&L rep told PRNewser today they didn’t know if the agency would be hiring to replace the other open positions.

As PRNewser previously noted, there has been a significant game of musical chairs taking place in recent months in regards to healthcare executives on both the brand and agency sides.

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