NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Finn Partners announced today the appointment of Arielle Bernstein Pinsof, MPP, as partner in the agency's Health Practice. Pinsof will be based in Chicago, reporting jointly to Dan Pooley, managing partner, Finn Partners Midwest, and Kristie Kuhl, JD, senior partner, Finn Partners Health Practice, in New York.
"With her expertise in public policy and health communications, and her passion for empowering patients, medical professionals and caregivers, Arielle has built a sterling industry reputation as a client counselor and team leader," said Kuhl. "Arielle's experience across a variety of client needs – from reimbursement to access communications to executive thought leadership – reinforces Finn Partners Health Practice skill to clients who have tapped the agency to support their business priorities," she added.
Prior to joining Finn Partners, Pinsof was group vice president, Health Practice, at Makovsky + Company. After earning a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Chicago, she was a research manager in the University's Biological Sciences Division, focused on health economics research in oncology and rare diseases. Her peer-reviewed research was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23423747), and she has presented research at health professional conferences such as the DIA-NORD Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products.
"Healthcare communications, at its core, is about advancing public health and improving lives – for individuals, families, communities and society. I feel privileged to join a practice and agency committed to making a difference in the world through this work," said Pinsof. "Addressing public health and client priorities requires knowledge of both patient-care issues and a complex marketplace. I am thrilled to work alongside talented Finn Partners Health colleagues in Chicago, across the country and around the globe in order to amaze clients and advocate for innovation that can improve people's lives."
"Finn Partners approaches the health sector holistically, reflecting the reality that patient advocates, payers, product innovators and policymakers all influence patient health – and one another – within the market ecosystem," said Pooley. "Arielle brings a unique perspective on how to help clients make an impact and succeed in this arena. Her addition to our team signals added depth and real-world experience that continues to make Finn Partners Health Practice a go-to resource for industry-leading clients."
Pinsof graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in linguistics, and was named an Irving B. Harris Fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where she received her Master's in Public Policy.
About Finn Partners, Inc.
Finn Partners was launched in late 2011 to realize Peter Finn's vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong brand drivers. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of marketing and public relations services, including digital and social media. Practice areas include arts, consumer, CSR and social impact, education, financial services, health, technology and travel & lifestyle.
Since its inception four years ago, Finn Partners has received six agency awards that are indicators of client and cultural leadership: "Best Midsize Agency" in 2015, "Best Agency to Work For" in 2013 and "Best New Agency" in 2012 from the Holmes Report and "Midsize PR Firm of the Year" in 2015 and "Top Places to Work in PR" in 2013 from PR News. Headquartered in New York City, the company has approximately 550 employees, with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and offers international capabilities through its own global network and PROI Worldwide. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.
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