BOSTON: Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications has hired Christopher Murphy as SVP and head of its healthcare practice and Tim Fisher as VP and leader of its life sciences practice.
The life sciences practice will be an extension of the firm's energy and technology group and a continuation of the agency's work in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and connected health sectors.
Prior to joining Rasky Baerlein, Murphy was VP of media relations and primary spokesman for Steward Health Care System. Previously, he served as the primary spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Fisher joins Rasky Baerlein from Genzyme, where he directed global policy efforts. Prior, he led global government affairs activities for MetLife and the ACE Group and served at the US Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.