NEW YORK: MSLGroup has appointed Shellie Winkler as North America director of the agency's health and corporate practices.
Based in the Publicis firm's New York headquarters, Winkler, who most recently served as a communications consultant and prior to that worked at Edelman for more than five years, will concentrate on bringing top talent, strategies, and ideas to MSL's corporate and health clients. She is also helping the agency bring more corporate communications focus into its health business.
Some of MSLGroup North America's clients in the health practice include Eli Lilly, Bayer, Trius Therapeutics, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. In its corporate communications division, the firm works with United Technologies, Sealed Air, Marsh & McLennan, and General Motors.
Winkler served as GM of corporate and public affairs for Edelman's New York office from January 2007 to May 2012. She also worked at Ogilvy Public Relations for six years as MD in New York and at Hill & Knowlton as executive MD for its global health and pharmaceutical practice for two years.