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Turett Leaving Edelman Health To Start Her Own Business

Edelman vet Nancy Turett is stepping down from her position as chief strategist of the Health and Society group to launch her own consultancy and serve as a part-time senior advisor for Zeno Group. She’s been with the firm for 23 years and was the founder of Edelman’s global health practice in 2000.

During the course of her career with the firm, she’s worked in London, Paris, and New York; led the health group in New York; helped with the company rebrand in 2002; and was a chairperson for Canada and Latin America. More recently, Turett hosted a health event at the Edelman New York HQ in March tied to the firm’s most recent Health Barometer. (We tweeted about it. Be sure to follow us!)

Kym White took on the role of global chair of the health division back in March. She had previously been with Ogilvy PR for 16 years.

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Roll Call: Edelman, Weber Shandwick, MRM, and More

Kym White has been named global chair of Edelman‘s health practice, reporting to Alan VanderMolen, president and CEO of global practices and diversified insights businesses.  White joined the firm last year after 16 years with Ogilvy PR.

She steps into a role vacated by Nancy Turett, who has been head of the health practice for about 20 years. Turett is now the chief strategist of health and society, a role that will focus on senior client relationships and business development. She’s been with the firm for 23 years.

And taking White’s position as global vice chair of the health practice is Susan Isenberg, previously the MD of brand and product marketing for the health and consumer groups in New York. She’ll also serve as chair of the health practice for the Americas working closely with White. She’s been with the firm for 18 years.

According to a statement from VanderMolen, the health practice has set a focus on diversification and “related societal issues.” That press release goes on to say that the Edelman health practice has 500 staffers around the world and is responsible for about 16 percent of global revenue.

Paul Andrew has been promoted to EVP at Weber Shandwick in the global corporate and image management practice working out of the Boston office. He will focus on messaging, crisis communication, and corporate comms. He has 10 years of experience, serving as special adviser to Tony Blair’s administration.

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Roll Call: Edelman, MWW Group, and More

Kym White has joined Edelman as global vice chair of the firm’s health practice starting May 31. She will work in the Chicago and New York offices reporting to Matthew Harrington, U.S. president and CEO, and Nancy Turett, global president of the health division. White will begin by focusing on clients with a U.S. HQ.

According to the statement announcing White’s appointment, the health practice accounts for 20 percent of Edelman’s global revenue. Clients include the American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, AstraZeneca, and Humana. White was previously VP of corp comms at Baxter International and spent 16 years with Ogilvy PR Worldwide.

MWW Group has a new SVP. Dick Wolfe joins the firm’s public affairs practice in New Jersey, where he will work with existing clients as well as business development initiatives. He was previously a VP and senior adviser at Gibbs & Soell Public Relations.

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