Ketchum Adds San Francisco, Healthcare Execs
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Ketchum Adds San Francisco, Healthcare Execs

Ketchum has named David Weiskopf as associate director of its San Francisco office and Jeff Levine as vp in the healthcare practice in Washington, D.C.

Paul Holmes

SAN FRANCISCO—Ketchum has named David Weiskopf as associate director of its San Francisco office.  Weiskopf brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate, public affairs and public policy, legal and technology communications to Ketchum’s San Francisco office, best known for its branding and technology expertise.
Previously, Weiskopf was deputy general manager of Weber Shandwick’s Silicon Valley office where he was one of the senior leaders on the Hewlett Packard account. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Weiskopf directed global public and government affairs for Levi Strauss & Co. and worked for U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, focusing mainly on foreign and defense policy.
He will report to San Francisco general manager Doug Kinzley.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Jeff Levine is joining the healthcare practice at Ketchum, where he will serve as a vice president/group manager. He brings his extensive background as a former CNN correspondent covering both medical research and healthcare policy, including reporting on such major breakthroughs as the artificial heart, drugs to combat HIV/AIDS and the mapping of the human genome. 
In the past year, Levine also reported live on the war in Afghanistan for CNN from the Pentagon.
Levine also served as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for WebMD, preparing daily stories on healthcare and public policy as well as managing news staff. 
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