September 1 5 , 202 2 , NEW YORK – Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, today announced the appointment of Brenna Terry as global chair of healthcare , effective September 1 9 . A 20-year veteran of the healthcare communications industry , Terry has served in significant roles as an agency leader and at the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson . She will be responsible for the vision, strategy , client relationships and development of H+K’s healthcare business , and the people who comprise it. T erry will report to global chairman and CEO , AnnaMaria DeSalva , and will join Hill+Knowlton’s Global Leadership Council.
Terry joins Hill+Knowlton from Johnson & Johnson, where she most recently serv ed as head of enterprise engagement and communications for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies North America . In this role, she was responsible for planning and implementing an integrated communications strategy and narrativ e across organizational , executive , and social and digital communications . Prior to this role, Terry led global executive communications and public affairs at J ohnson & Johnson corporate headquarters , where she directly supported the f ormer v ice c hairman of the e xecutive c ommittee who is now CEO , developing and implementing a multi-year engagement program spanning health policy, digital technologies, and sustainability .
Terry has led corporate visibility, issues management , integrated product , and franchise public relations programs for Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Earlier in her career , she worked at leading healthcare public relations companies to rapidly grow business with clients across this sector. A s s enior v ice p resident at Ogilvy Health & Wellness , Terry led executive and franchise communications for Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology , rebranding strategy for ProMedica following its integration with HRC ManorCare , and oversaw major new business wins . She also held positions at Biosector 2, Chandler Chicco Agency , and Porter Novelli.
Terry holds b achelor’s degree s in Advertising & Public Relations and Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA , with specializations in Global Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
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