SEATTLE—Veteran journalist David Olmos has joined the healthcare practice at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide as director of healthcare editorial strategy.
Olmos will work across the healthcare practice serving as counselor and strategist in the areas of storytelling, content development, influencer strategy and media relations. Based in San Francisco, Olmos will report to Aimee Corso, senior vice president and co-lead of the practice.
Olmos began his journalism career at newspapers in Oregon and later worked as a trade reporter for Computerworld newspaper. He covered technology for the Charlotte Observer and later joined the Los Angeles Times, where he covered aerospace, technology and healthcare. Olmos spent 18 years as a reporter and editor at the Times, including nearly 10 years as health editor overseeing the paper’s award-winning health section. He played a key role in improving the paper’s health coverage and developing a standalone health section.
After leaving the Times in 2005, Olmos served as director of communication for the California HealthCare Foundation. Before returning to the newsroom at Bloomberg News in 2008, he developed a strategic business plan for a new concept in healthcare journalism focusing on in-depth news coverage.
Another recent senior addition to the practice is Chris Stamm, vice president, who brings 12 years of healthcare communications experience, most recently at Schwartz Communications. Based in the firm’s Boston office, Stamm brings significant product and corporate communications experience across the medical device and diagnostics, life sciences and healthcare services industries.