NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced that Russell LaMontagne has joined the company's Health & Wellness practice as senior vice president, a new position for the practice in the firm's Boston office. In this role, LaMontagne will lead Porter Novelli's growing health communications presence in Boston, reporting to Albie Jarvis, managing director of Porter Novelli's Boston office.
"Russell has an exceptional background in providing strategic consulting and communications counsel to public, private and nonprofit healthcare organizations," said Paul George, global director of Health & Wellness, Porter Novelli. "We see the Boston market as strategic to the continued strong growth of our Health & Wellness practice. Russell's expertise further strengthens our health tech and biotech offering, which now includes investor relations and analyst mapping for clients. Our service's depth and breadth of staff experience position Porter Novelli as the agency that can truly help any client in the health and wellness market."
LaMontagne comes to Porter Novelli from Corinth Group, which he founded. At Corinth Group, LaMontagne oversaw all aspects of the company's business. He conceived and implemented communications programs for clients ranging from the New England Journal of Medicine and Bristol-Myers Squibb to The Iacocca Family Foundation and DestinationRx.
Prior to founding Corinth Group, LaMontagne worked in health care and technology communications in both agency and academic settings, and was also a research scientist.
Porter Novelli Global Health & Wellness comprises some 300 experts in more than 30 cities worldwide. The team is led by experienced senior managers who understand the dynamics of an extremely competitive health and wellness world, and by professionals who are experts in science, public policy and health care policy.
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