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Ketchum appoints healthcare expert to crisis management team

12th January 2012

Ketchum has appointed healthcare industry expert Doug Petkus as a new senior counsellor for its issues and crisis management group.

Mr Petkus joins the agency from his previous role as senior counsel at Widmeyer Communications and president of his own media agency Petkus Communications Consultants, according to The Holmes Report.

He holds extensive experience of healthcare sector matters thanks to his spell as vice-president for corporate communications at pharmaceutical company Wyeth, prior to its acquisition by Pfizer in 2009.

Joining the drugmaker in 1996, he acted as chief corporate spokesperson and handled all financial communications, while managing media relations on key study projects including the landmark Women's Health Initiative.

Previous employers include healthcare companies Abbott and Schering- Plough and the public relations company Hill and Knowlton.

Meanwhile, his company Petkus Communications Consultants has been running since December 2009, offering senior level strategic communications counselling in fields such as health and consumer products.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801262560-ADNFCR

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