Medtronic hires ex-colleague

MINNEAPOLIS: Kirsten Gorsuch has stepped into the top communications post at former client Medtronic.

MINNEAPOLIS: Kirsten Gorsuch has stepped into the top communications post at former client Medtronic.

She will serve as VP of corporate communications at the medical device maker, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Art Collins.

Although it is not a new position, it had been vacant for an extended period.

Gorsuch was most recently SVP and regional director for GCI Healthcare, a position she had held since January 2003. There she was responsible for growing the practice in the Chicago and San Francisco offices.

She was previously SVP and group manager of the advanced healthcare technology practice at Ketchum.

Gorsuch worked on the medical device maker's account while at Ketchum, and continued to work on the business when it switched hands to GCI Group.

Gorsuch did not immediately return calls for comment.

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