MMC turbocharges Healthcare and Corporate practices with Industry Powerhouse leadership duo, appointing Olga Fleming as President, Healthcare and Corporate, and Courtney Walker as Managing Director, RXMosaic and Healthcare New Business
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marina Maher Communications today announced that it has named Olga Fleming as President of its healthcare and corporate businesses; and Courtney Walker as Managing Director to lead its RXMosaic healthcare agency and spearhead healthcare new business.
Fleming, a PRWeek Hall of Femme inductee, was previously CEO of Goodfuse, a boutique communications agency within the BCW Group of companies. She will oversee healthcare across MMC and specialist agency RXMosaic, in addition to leading MMC’s corporate practice. Fleming will also spearhead the agency’s strategic path forward in healthcare and corporate, agency marketing efforts and explore acquisitions. She will report to Rema Vasan, Global President of MMC and RXMosaic, across the healthcare and corporate businesses, and to Marina Maher, CEO and Founder, on future acquisitions.
“This is an exciting time for our agency, and I am delighted to have someone of Olga’s caliber at the helm of our growing healthcare and corporate businesses. She is a builder of teams, companies and brands and has a long track record of fostering great client partnerships, launching award-winning campaigns and thriving agencies. She is, simply put, a transformational builder, leader, and collaborator,” said Rema Vasan.
“Her accolades are extensive, but what drew us the most to Olga, was her entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for the future of communications, which is why we have tasked her with molding our agency’s strategic direction across healthcare and evaluating acquisitions,” said Marina Maher.
With 25+ years’ experience, Fleming is a sought-after global communications professional having directed corporate communications, investor relations, brand and scientific communications campaigns on behalf of many of the world’s leading companies and brands. Whether it is building storylines, campaigns or teams, Fleming has a vision that brings together details to ensure the whole is always larger than the sum of the parts. She brings extensive expertise in helping companies navigate complex and competitive environments while building thought leadership in key therapeutic categories. Fleming launched Goodfuse under the BCW family of companies in 2013 to offer integrated communications and cause marketing solutions to purpose-driven companies and organizations. With her leadership, Goodfuse has been recognized as a Small Agency of the Year, Best Place to Work and the agency’s campaigns and talent have received recognition across the industry. Fleming was recognized as a Top Women in Communications in 2020 and is nominated for the MM&M Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.
“This is a pivotal time in healthcare, our world is evolving rapidly, and communications must not only keep pace but set a new standard. At MMC, I am looking forward to setting the bar high for an industry that is redefining purpose, content and creative. At the center will be a passion for people, ensuring that our talent is empowered, equipped, and excited to deliver bespoke programming. Nurturing an environment that supports teams leads to topflight creative and flawless execution. I am excited to work with Marina, Rema and the leadership team across MMC and RXMosaic to define the new healthcare communications landscape,” said Olga Fleming.
MMC also announced that it has hired industry dynamo Courtney Walker to lead its RXMosaic healthcare agency, and drive healthcare new business across both MMC and RXMosaic. A seasoned business leader with over two decades of industry experience, Walker was previously Managing Director of Goodfuse leading the company’s scientific communications business for close to eight years. Walker has more than 20 years of experience with specialties in three core areas. First, she has a wealth of pharmaceutical industry experience, having worked with some of the most iconic brands in the healthcare industry across categories such as oncology and vaccines, HIV and diabetes to name a few. Secondly, she is expert in working hand-in-glove with transformational mid-cap companies that are challenging the status quo, ranging from oncology to biotechnology. Finally, her strategic vision and acumen has guided a continuum of new business wins, and she is credited with helping catapult Goodfuse to 400% growth since inception, with a turnover rate well below industry standards.
“Courtney is an incredible talent and a truly rare find in healthcare communications. As such, we broadened our role for Courtney to fit her exact skill set as she has demonstrated both profound new business prowess and the ability to lead large, diversified teams and high-profile client partnerships. We couldn’t be more thrilled for her to have her join the MMC and RXMosaic family”, said Rema Vasan.
In this newly created role, Walker will lead the comprehensive healthcare communications offering at RXM, in addition to bringing her extensive expertise towards healthcare business development across MMC and RXM. She will report to Olga Fleming.
“I am thrilled to join MMC and be part of an incredible team that has delivered audience-centric, hyper-creative and emotionally impactful campaigns. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am honored to work alongside Marina, Rema and Olga, a trio of legends in the industry,” said Walker.
About Marina Maher Communications (MMC)
Marina Maher Communications is an integrated marketing and communications agency, encompassing MMC and RXMOSAIC. The firm was built by strategic innovators who leverage the power of influence to grow and protect brands. We are a collaborative group of creatives with a bias toward action and a passion for client service that fuels us forward. Our data and tech stack unlock deep audience understanding and is combined with our unique ability to leverage culture, thereby creating powerful communications solutions that drive business results. Digitally driven, we are ahead of the curve in defining the next generation of communications, making MMC one of the most recognized and sought-after communications agencies across consumer, corporate and healthcare.
To learn more, please visit: HelloMMC.com. MMC is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.
About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,300 public relations professionals in more than 370 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.
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