Hill & Knowlton appoints Daniel McIntyre as Worldwide Head of Healthcare

24 May, 2010


NEW YORK – Hill & Knowlton today announced the appointment of Daniel McIntyre as worldwide head of healthcare. Based in New York, he is a member of the firm’s Global Council and reports to Paul Taaffe, chairman and global CEO.

In his new capacity, McIntyre will drive the firm’s growth strategy in healthcare, integrating its assets to address the complex communications needs of client organizations active throughout the sector. Drawing on Hill & Knowlton’s expertise in life sciences, technology, marketing and its strong heritage in corporate and public affairs, McIntyre will continue to expand H&K’s role across the healthcare ecosystem.

McIntyre joins Hill & Knowlton from integrated marketing communications consultancy Global Prairie where he was a partner. His experience includes product marketing, corporate reputation, issues management, international public affairs and public policy. He has more than 30 years of working in the industry for companies including Fleishman Hillard, Wyeth, MeadWestvaco, Pharmacia, Bayer, American Home Products and Hoffmann LaRoche.

Taaffe said, “Dan’s experience is key as H&K responds to the needs of our growing healthcare roster. Our clients face some of the toughest challenges globally such as litigation, regulatory oversight, risk communications, reimbursement and market access. These require an increasingly holistic view of the healthcare world. I am excited to have Dan join the team and further strengthen our healthcare practice.”

McIntyre seconded the enthusiasm. “As opportunities expand for healthcare organizations worldwide so do the complexities of societal expectations and obligations inherent in the industry. No firm is better positioned than H&K to advise and counsel in this healthcare landscape. I am delighted to join H&K and its global team.”


For further information contact:

Lori Robinson
SVP, Marketing Communications
Hill & Knowlton
Tel: 212 885 0324
Email: lori.robinson@hillandknowlton.com  

Poppy Nagra
Global PR Manager
Hill & Knowlton
Tel. +44 207 413 3021
Mob. +44 7956 169209
Email: pnagra@hillandknowlton.com  

About Hill & Knowlton
Hill & Knowlton, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 79 offices in 44 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

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