WASHINGTON, D.C.—Jerry Franz has returned to the Washington, D.C., office of Porter Novelli as executive vice president and director of strategic health alliances for the health and social marketing practice. Franz will provide counsel to Porter Novelli clients including the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Cancer Institute.
Franz re-joins Porter Novelli from the American Diabetes Association, where he spent more than a decade, most recently as national vice president of communications. Prior to the ADA, Franz had been a senior vice president with Porter Novelli Washington.
During his tenure at the ADA, Franz directed scientific and medical communications and media outreach. His work involved developing strategic alliances with federal government agencies, including U.S. Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as health voluntaries such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. He also provided strategic counsel to the ADA’s corporate partners, including Eli Lilly & Company, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation and Pfizer.