September 15, 2022, NEW YORK – Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, today announced the appointment of Brenna Terry as global chair of healthcare, effective September 19. A 20-year veteran of the healthcare communications industry, Terry has served in significant roles as an agency leader and at the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson. She will be responsible for the vision, strategy, client relationships and development of H+K’s healthcare business, and the people who comprise it. Terry will report to global chairman and CEO, AnnaMaria DeSalva, and will join Hill+Knowlton’s Global Leadership Council.
Terry joins Hill+Knowlton from Johnson & Johnson, where she most recently served as head of enterprise engagement and communications for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies North America. In this role, she was responsible for planning and implementing an integrated communications strategy and narrative across organizational, executive, and social and digital communications. Prior to this role, Terry led global executive communications and public affairs at Johnson & Johnson corporate headquarters, where she directly supported the former vice chairman of the executive committee who is now CEO, developing and implementing a multi-year engagement program spanning health policy, digital technologies, and sustainability.
Terry has led corporate visibility, issues management, integrated product, and franchise public relations programs for Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Earlier in her career, she worked at leading healthcare public relations companies to rapidly grow business with clients across this sector. As senior vice president at Ogilvy Health & Wellness, Terry led executive and franchise communications for Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology, rebranding strategy for ProMedica following its integration with HRC ManorCare, and oversaw major new business wins. She also held positions at Biosector 2, Chandler Chicco Agency, and Porter Novelli.
Terry holds bachelor’s degrees in Advertising & Public Relations and Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA, with specializations in Global Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
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