Edelman hires Yvette Venable and Jenny Heffron to grow healthcare team

Edelman has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two senior pharma communicators.

Jenny Heffron: joins Edelman
Jenny Heffron: joins Edelman

Yvette Venable and Jenny Heffron have both joined the agency's healthcare team as directors.
Venable was previously a senior comms strategist at drug firm Bristol-Myers Squibb EMEA, based in Paris, where she worked for more than three years. She was also European advoc­acy lead for the firm's ­oncology and diabetes portfolios.

At BMS, Venable focused on helping influence the environment for market access and new product launches. She had also previously held senior positions at Fleishman-Hillard and Ogilvy in the US.

Venable's key specialist ­areas are oncology, diabetes, healthcare diagnostics and market access.

Heffron has been working in the pharma industry for more than 17 years. She most recently worked at healthcare agency Synergy for five years. Before that, she worked in-house at Eli Lilly UK, Novartis UK and GlaxoSmithKline.


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