The Access Group Announces Executive Promotions and a New Creative Director to Support Widespread Agency Growth

Feb 01, 2016, 15:57 ET from The Access Group

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Access Group ( is proud to announce the promotions of three senior executives: Kevin Barnett; Jill Cantelmo, DPhil, MSc; and Megan Jones. Also, Cheri Richman has joined the agency as Creative Director, Copy. These recent team enhancements complement the agency's capabilities as a leading provider of complete lifecycle management for products in the pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device industries.

  • Kevin Barnett, promoted to Managing Partner, is the practice lead for Promidian, the management consulting firm of the Access Group
  • Jill Cantelmo, DPhil, MSc, promoted to Executive Vice President, Clinical Services, oversees department operations and leads a team of medical directors and government policy experts
  • Megan Jones, promoted to Executive Vice President, Client Services, is responsible for the overall strategic direction and tactical execution for the agency's clients

"We are elevating our leadership team from within by recognizing Kevin, Jill, and Megan for their overall contributions to the agency," said Eric Bishea, Chief Executive Officer of the Access Group. "These individuals play a pivotal role in delivering a higher value of service to our clients." He added, "Each has been instrumental in establishing the depth and breadth of intellectual experience at the Access Group that goes well beyond what is found at a traditional agency."

In addition, Cheri Richman has joined the Access Group as Creative Director, Copy, responsible for the operations of the copy department and for integrating the creative functions at the agency. Cheri joins the Access Group with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications as an award-winning creative director. Prior to joining the team at the Access Group, Cheri was creative director at DDB, where she was a key collaborator for bridging all communications efforts for a health care client.

"Adding Cheri to lead the expansion of our creative team is part of our strategy to continue to deepen our expertise in our clients' businesses," said Eric. "Cheri's leadership abilities, passion for the health care industry, and mentoring skills are an ideal match for our culture and current growth track."

About the Access Group
The Access Group is the leading independent strategic health care communications network composed of 5 distinct entities: Bioeclipse, Catalyst, FronTier Managed Markets, MedAccess, and Promidian, and 3 specialized service groups: S3 — Strategic Selling Solutions; Government, Policy, Systems; and StrataMed. The company employs more than 130 health care marketing specialists, consultants, and senior leaders with experience in management consulting, brand promotion, marketing communications, managed markets, medical education, and training.

The Access Group is headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, with offices in New York City, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. To learn more about the Access Group, please visit or contact Eric Bishea, CEO, at (908) 508-6700.

SOURCE The Access Group