NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton last week added critical mass to its senior-level healthcare management by snatching longtime pro Valerie Itkin away from Ketchum.
NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton last week added critical mass to its
senior-level healthcare management by snatching longtime pro Valerie
Itkin away from Ketchum.
Itkin, who arrives at H&K on September 7, joins the practice as a senior
managing director. Her previous experience includes tenures at
Burson-Marsteller and Sciens Worldwide.
’It’s more a ’going to’ than a ’leaving,’’ she said. Her role will be
strategy-intensive, requiring her to ’leverage what I’ve learned and who
Jim Jennings, director of H&K’s US healthcare/pharmaceutical practice,
stressed that Itkin’s hiring was a part of creating a
consensus-leadership model and that her entrepreneurial bent
distinguished her from other candidates.
In other H&K news, the agency hired another healthcare vet, Nancy Buono
Cartwright, for its San Francisco media relations practice. In addition,
H&K has filled 10 spots at its Washington office.