WASHINGTON, DC—The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America has appointed Josephine Martin as executive vice president of public affairs. Martin will report directly to PhRMA president and CEO John Castellani and will be responsible for leading and managing PhRMA's communications and alliance development functions. She comes to PhRMA from Ketchum, where she served as senior vice president, public affairs.
Prior to building a healthcare practice and team at Ketchum, Martin served in leading public affairs positions at GolinHarris and National Media. Earlier in her career, she gained in-depth health policy communications experience as senior vice president, public affairs for the Federation of American Hospitals, and vice president of communications at the American Red Cross.
Martin began her career on Capitol Hill, serving as communications director and press secretary for the Senate Finance Committee and Senator John Chafee.