WeissComm Partners Hires Laurie Mobley to Head Washington, D.C. Office

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissComm Partners, the largest independent agency focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, today announced the appointment of Laurie Mobley as associate director of its Washington, D.C. office. She will report to Jennifer Gottlieb, managing director of the New York office.

Mobley joins WeissComm from Ketchum, where she most recently served as vice president, group manager in the Washington, D.C. office and account director of several key multi-office healthcare accounts. During her seven-year tenure at Ketchum, she also started and built the agency's healthcare practice for Ketchum South. During her 15-year career, she has managed global public health campaigns for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and executed award-winning patient education and prevention campaigns targeting women. She has headed up multi-specialty account teams for such clients as Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Wyeth, IBM Healthcare/Life Sciences and Novartis Ophthalmics.

"With deep experience spanning the pharmaceutical, biotech, health services and consumer health areas, Laurie is a perfect fit to further strengthen our East Coast offering, which includes building our Washington capabilities in the areas of public and consumer health, and continuing our commitment to client service and large-scale program management," said Gottlieb.

Prior to Ketchum, Mobley led Cohn & Wolfe's Atlanta healthcare practice, where she oversaw communications and issues management programs for pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare provider clients. Before that, she gained extensive science communications and issues management expertise working for the CDC. She also managed external communications for the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP). Earlier, Mobley managed healthcare accounts at Fleishman-Hillard and started her career in Burson-Marsteller's New York healthcare practice.

About WeissComm Partners

WeissComm Partners, Inc. is a full-service public relations agency focused exclusively on serving the corporate and product communications needs of leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, device and diagnostic companies. WeissComm's team of seasoned professionals specializes in healthcare marketing, corporate and product PR, investor and advocacy relations, clinical trial recruitment and grassroots direct-to-patient PR programs. Ranked among the top independent PR firms in the United States, WeissComm serves clients globally with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and London. For more information, please visit http://www.wcpglobal.com.

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