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Health Policy Expert Joins Ogilvy Public Relations in Sacramento

14 August, 2013

Ogilvy Public Relations

Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, today announced that Suanne Buggy joins the Sacramento office of Ogilvy PR West as vice president. Suanne will lend her extensive healthcare experience to key clients including the California’s Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California.

“Our public health practice is growing as our clients seek assistance to navigate the complex and dynamic environment of healthcare reform,” said Valerie Vento, Executive Vice President of Ogilvy PR’s Sacramento office. “Suanne strengthens our growing public health and public affairs practice areas with her deep healthcare experience, inside and outside of government, in California as well as throughout the United States.”

Buggy joins Ogilvy PR with nearly 15 years experience in public policy, healthcare and foreign affairs. Most recently she was the Senior Communications Officer for the California HealthCare Foundation. Previously she served as an Assistant Secretary in the California Health and Human Services Agency and was a Department Deputy Director in the California Department of Public Health. Before returning to her native California in 2007, Suanne worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she travelled to Kabul, Afghanistan, helping them reorganize their own Department of Agriculture.

"I’m thrilled to join this expanding, award-winning team,” said Buggy. Ogilvy PR has always stood out as one of the best in the business and is known for helping advance and meet clients’ business objectives through strategic communications.”

Ogilvy PR West constitutes four offices across the region, including Sacramento, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Its cross-sector team partners with clients in multiple areas, including social marketing, public affairs, brand marketing, corporate affairs, crisis communications, technology, sustainability and digital/social media marketing.

About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 markets. Named Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and PRNews, Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. In its 30th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360-degree digital influence, corporate, and technology practices. Through its subsidiary, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, the agency also offers additional experience in the cancer field, as well as specialized expertise in molecular medicine, advanced biomedical research, leading life science and healthcare technologies and treatments. Ogilvy PR is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY, one of the world's largest communications services organizations. For more information, visit our Web site at

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