SAN FRANCISCO — W2O Group has named healthcare practice leader Angela Gillespie the new president of W2O/WCG, among the largest of the group’s five operating companies.

Gillespie, also the group’s chief strategy officer, will be responsible for the overall operations of W2O/WCG, which provides marketing and communications services for clients across business sectors, including healthcare.

The position has formally been open since Aaron Strout left it more than a year ago to become W2O’s chief marketing officer.  Jennifer Gottlieb, who was named president of the larger group in January, has been handling duties in the interim.

Gillespie is a W2O boomerang, having returned to the group in 2016 after five years working in-house for healthcare companies, most recently as VP of marketing for NeuWave Medical. She spent more than three years at WCG before that as managing director of its San Francisco office.

“Angela took a leap mid-way through her career, evolving her skill set to become today’s necessary hybrid marketing and communications professional. Her channel agnostic expertise, coupled with her vision and conviction to building a consultancy rooted in a foundation of measurable analytics for our clients, specifically in health care, is essential to accelerating W2O/WCG growth and exceeding client expectations,” said Gottlieb.