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GCI Health Introduces Global Chief Growth Officer – Healthcare agency veteran Eleanor Petigrow joins in newly created position

by | Jun 3, 2021

GCI Health has named Eleanor Petigrow as its new Global Chief Growth Officer, focused on harnessing the strength of the agency’s talent to drive growth in new markets and offerings, globally. Petigrow will be driving marketing and thought leadership strategy, developing customized insights for leaders and clients, and working with the agency’s learning & development team to ensure that GCI Health is set up for continued growth.

Petigrow brings many years of experience cultivating and coaching agency personnel to achieve their maximum potential. Known for her enthusiasm and tenacity in pursuit of agency growth, Eleanor has guided clients and agency staff in applying the art and science of storytelling to develop brand narratives, corporate positioning, internal initiatives, training programs and marketing campaigns. Petigrow reports to Kristin Cahill, Global CEO.

“We are at an incredibly exciting point in our growth as an agency,” said Kristin Cahill, global chief executive officer, GCI Health. “In this newly created role, Eleanor will be a critical steward of GCI Health’s rapid, continued growth around the world.  We are thrilled to have her experience as a coach and mentor to our staff, ensuring we always stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing healthcare communications landscape.”

Petigrow has spent her career in a variety of client-facing, operations, people development and new business roles for healthcare communications agencies.  In 2016, she was named a “Champion of PR” by PR Week.

“I am excited to be doing what I love most – helping brilliant practitioners find and articulate their perspectives and think strategically about their narratives,” said Petigrow. “I look forward to progressing GCI Health’s growth goals and partnering with the agency’s leadership as they continue on this amazing trajectory.”


About GCI Health

GCI Health is one of the most highly recognized global integrated healthcare communications agencies in the world, with recent industry honors including being named 2020 PRovoke Media Global Healthcare PR Agency of the Year, 2020 PRovoke Media Agency of the Decade, 2020 PRWeek Creative Agency of the Year, 2019 MM&M Midsize Agency of the Year and several Global Best Place to Work For awards. At GCI Health, we are Inspired by People. We share our clients’ desire to improve the health of all people around the world and work tirelessly to contribute to their ambitious goals. Our approach to communications is rooted in looking at all stakeholders – patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, policymakers, reporters and payers – as people with distinct perspectives that shape how they think about health. We create breakthrough, people-driven programs that drive tangible results for our clients and the people they serve. And we carefully curate a culture that is catalyzed by the belief that people should be as successful in their personal lives as they are in their professional ones. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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