WASHINGTON, D.C.—Burson-Marsteller has named John Gibbons as market leader of its Washington, D.C., healthcare practice. Gibbons, who was press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and deputy director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the administration of Bush the elder, will be responsible for a practice of 20 professionals.
According to Ame Wadler, chairman of firm’s U.S. healthcare practice, “There is no question that healthcare is, and will remain, a significant issue in Washington as well as at the state level. John’s experience in navigating a variety of health policy issues, as well as his relationships with health policy decision-makers and influencers, will enable us to provide valuable insight to our clients.”
During the past year, Gibbons served as TV network coordinator during the National Republican Convention, as well as helped organize campaign events for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Powell Tate and served as director of communications at the Alliance for Managed Care.
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