Vertex Appoints Kimberly A. White as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
“We are thrilled to welcome Kym to the leadership team and to have her extensive experience across industry here at Vertex,” said
“Vertex is on an incredible growth trajectory and is transforming the lives of patients with serious diseases,” said Ms. White. “The opportunity to tell that story and help advance understanding of the work of the dedicated scientists and researchers at Vertex compelled me to join them in this mission.”
KIMBERLY WHITE BIOGRAPHY:
Ms. White is a seasoned communications professional who has provided strategic leadership to companies in the global healthcare and pharmaceutical industries both in-house and as an agency advisor. Her expertise includes corporate reputation, issues and crisis management, brand marketing, media relations, corporate identity, internal communications and executive positioning.
She spent the last seven years at Edelman, where she headed the agency’s global healthcare sector and led a team of 600 people worldwide. During her time at Edelman, Ms. White developed and implemented U.S. and global communications programs for a wide variety of companies and organizations in the healthcare industry. Before Edelman, she was the Chief Communications Officer at
Last year, Ms. White was recognized as one of the top 10 health influencers by PR Week. She also served as a 2017
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.
Founded in 1989 in
For additional information and the latest updates from the company, please visit www.vrtx.com.
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