RALEIGH, NC: Capstrat has hired Michael Szumera as EVP and director of client services. He will report to Karen Albritton, president of the agency.
The firm hired Szumera for his experience developing and leading global communications initiatives for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics companies, it said in a statement. He has worked with clients including Merck, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, and Quest Diagnostics.
Previously, Szumera was VP and PR practice lead at MedThink Communications. He has also worked at Lazar Partners and Burson-Marsteller.