SAN FRANCISCO—MS&LGroup has expanded its healthcare practice in North America with the addition of biotech industry veteran Matt Gardner. He joins as a senior vice president to lead the agency's Western U.S. region healthcare team. Based in San Francisco, Gardner will report to Jeanine O’Kane, North American healthcare practice director, and Joe Carberry, president of the western region.
Gardner will focus on building the agency’s life science offering, expanding on proven strengths in therapeutics, medical devices and industrial products.
Previously, Gardner was president and CEO of BayBio, the trade association for the life science industry in northern California. During his tenure at BayBio, the organization collaborated with MS&L on the award-winning BayBio Impact campaign, which has since been used in science communications curriculums at institutions including Purdue University and the University of Indiana.
Gardner is also active in the applied research and start-up community, as well as serving on advisory boards for the University of Maryland College Park and the University of California at Davis.