PARSIPPANY, NJ: Coyne PR named Kelly Dencker SVP and director of its healthcare practice, starting March 1. He is working closely with Kevin Lamb, VP of healthcare at the firm, and is tasked with leading Coyne's growth with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Dencker and Lamb report to Rich Lukis, president of the firm.
Dencker, former SVP and New York healthcare director at MS&L Worldwide, had recently been named director of client service following the departure of several senior healthcare leaders at the firm.
Lamb said that Coyne's healthcare work had traditionally focused on managed care, health systems, health IT companies, and medical devices but plans to be more competitive with Dencker's experience with pharma and biotech.