Porter Novelli Names Susan Hayes Global Director of Health

May 3, 2011

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced that Susan Hayes has been named global director of health, effective immediately. Hayes replaces Barbara DeBuono, M.D., M.P.H. in this role, who recently left the agency to head a New York-based nonprofit group. In addition to her global role, Hayes will lead the health care practice of the agency’s New York office.

“Susan has been instrumental in rebuilding our global health capability, and brings to this role a deep understanding of multinational campaigns and working in developing markets,” said Julie M. Winskie, global president, clients. “As the health care industry continues to evolve, it’s critical that our global offering be steered by a leader who knows what health care clients need now, and in the future.”

Hayes boasts more than 20 years of experience in public relations and public affairs in the health care industry. During that time she worked in the fields of HIV and infectious diseases, vaccines, kidney disease, organ transplant, women’s health, oncology and strategic corporate philanthropy at agencies including her eponymous firm, S. Hayes Consulting as well as Cooney Waters, Ogilvy & Mather and Porter Novelli. She is recognized in the industry for her global brand stewardship, most notably for her international work in HIV and vaccines. Hayes will report directly to Winskie.

“We are truly at an inflection point in the health care communications industry, with new vehicles and technologies shaping the next generation of dialogue between health care brands, providers, advocates and patients,” said Hayes. “Porter Novelli has been at the forefront of transforming these conversations and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help shape the growth of the health care group.”

Porter Novelli counts Bayer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Eisai and Pfizer among its health care clients.

About Porter Novelli

A global public relations leader, Porter Novelli was founded in 1972 and is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). In 90 offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli combines the power of immersion with the rigor of research to create deep human insights that enable the agency to transform the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to its clients. For additional information, please visit www.porternovelli.com.

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