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David-Palombi

David Palombi 

SVP, corporate communications and chief communications officer 
CVS Health 
@david_palombi

Palombi joined CVS to help lead the company through its national renaming to CVS Health — a reflection of the CEO’s bold decision to remove tobacco products from all of its 7,800 stores. Palombi manages a team of 85 people around the US — and oversees a $31m budget for PR and advertising agencies, according to his LinkedIn. 

He is responsible for all aspects of CVS Health’s internal and external communications, including media relations, public relations, social media and corporate reputation management. Palombi also oversees executive and colleague communications, and major internal events that support and drive sales, business development and growth. He also works closely with CVS Health’s government affairs team to support the company’s state and federal government affairs strategies.
Prior to joining CVS Health in 2014, Palombi was SVP of corporate communications at WellPoint where he worked during the US debate over health care reform. He’s also held executive-level communications positions at Freddie Mac, Barnett Banks and Riggs National Corporation. He began his career as a political and business reporter for regional daily newspapers.