April 27, 2011
Kym White is joining Edelman as vice chair, Health.
White, a top health communications strategist, will initially focus on counsel and relationship development with global clients headquartered in the U.S. Clients of Edelmans health practice include the American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, AstraZeneca, GE Healthcare, Hospital for Special Surgery, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co., Novartis, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Starbucks and Wal-Mart.
White was comes to Edleman from Baxter International Inc., where she was vice president of Global Corporate Communications. For 16 years before that, she worked for Ogilvy PR Worldwide in jobs including head of the global health practice and managing director of the New York office. She started her career with Burson-Marsteller.
White has a B.S. from Northwestern University.