NEW YORK—Edelman has promoted Kym White to global practice chair for health, succeeding Nancy Turett who is moving to a new role after nearly two decades as the firm’s healthcare practice leader.
White will report to Alan VanderMolen, president and CEO, global practices and diversified insights businesses and will be responsible for the future evolution of the firm’s global health offering.

Edelman’s health practice currently includes more than 500 employees worldwide and represents approximately 16 percent of the firm’s global revenue.

White joined Edelman last spring as global vice chair for health, after a 16-year career at Ogilvy PR Worldwide, where she ran the firm’s global health practice and headed up its New York office, and four years leading global corporate communications for Baxter International.

Replacing White as global vice chair for Health is Susan Isenberg, an 18-year veteran of the firm. Isenberg, formerly managing director of brand and product marketing of the health and consumer division in New York, will also serve as chair for health in the Americas region.

Turett, who has been with Edelman for 23 years, is appointed chief strategist, health and society. She will focus on senior client relationships and business development across industries.

Turett led the New York health division from 1994 through 2000 and then became the founding leader of the global health practice. She also led the Edelman Excellence quality program in 1997, served as chair of Canada and Latin America from 2006 through 2008, and created the Edelman Health Barometer in 2008.