NEW YORK—Marina Maher Communications has hired Frank Funaro as group senior vice president in the healthcare practice. Funaro brings more than 20 years of experience in public relations, and has worked across a wide array of categories, including pain management, men’s health, gastroenterology and osteoporosis.
Prior to joining MMC, Funaro was executive vice president and general manager of consumer healthcare at Weber Shandwick Public Relations, where he worked on iconic brands such as Pfizer’s Viagra, as well as Lupron (TAP Pharmaceuticals), Mirapex (Boehringer Ingelheim) and the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.
Funaro has also built numerous strategic alliances with third-party advocacy groups to create campaigns that bridge the needs of health consumers and marketers, establishing working relationships with The American Lung Association, The National Parkinson Foundation and the National Hemophilia Foundation.
Funaro reports to Megan Svensen, executive vice president in the healthcare practice.