Evoke KYNE, an award-winning health communications agency, today announced the promotion of Sarah Cooper Welty to Senior Vice President. As a member of the firm’s Senior Management Team, Sarah will continue to oversee key client engagements in neuroscience and immuno-oncology, issues management and corporate reputation, reporting to Stephanie DeViteri. Cooper’s promotion reflects her significant contributions to the agency’s business over the past decade by cultivating trusted client partnerships and leading high-performing teams that deliver impactful communications programs.
“Sarah is a strong, strategic communications leader who inspires teams and wows clients with her passion, smarts and attention to the details,” said Stephanie DeViteri, EVP, Managing Director, Philadelphia. “She embraces every challenge with confidence and grace and excels at fostering and mentoring effective client teams. Sarah will continue to play an integral role on new business efforts and drive key internal programming that facilitates our team’s ongoing development.”
“Our role as health communicators has never been more important, and I’m excited to work with our clients and partners in 2021 to deliver programs that have the power to change patient lives and create lasting impact in health,” said Cooper.
Additional Senior-Level Promotions
To support its ongoing growth, in the last quarter the agency has made more than 25 new hires across levels and geographies as well as promoted Lauren Ellert and Karen Urban both to Vice President (VP). Ellert has a decade of experience leading a variety of communications initiatives including celebrity disease awareness campaigns, advocacy collaborations, patient/influencer engagement, product approvals and clinical milestone support. Urban specializes in awareness campaigns and special events, having worked with high-profile physicians, celebrities, and influencers on both large- and small-scale activations on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies. In these new VP roles, Ellert and Urban will join the Philadelphia regional management team to support company staffing and financial management, will continue leading key client engagements led out of Philadelphia, and will play a bigger role on global new business development efforts.