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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis Hires Debra Hayes as managing supervisor

Fleishman-Hillard Minneapolis announced the addition of Debra Hays as a managing supervisor to support its growing business across its healthcare communications practice.

Hays brings a breadth of experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical marketing, product launches, media relations, issues management, data and publication support, and consumer and physician events.

Before joining Fleishman-Hillard, Hays was vice president at the global public relations agency Porter Novelli in New York, N.Y., where she oversaw communications for two of the company’s key pharmaceutical clients, managing pre-market through post-launch communications programs for a pediatric central nervous system medication as well as issues counsel on behalf of a blockbuster over-the-counter pain medication. Her work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America with a Bronze Anvil Award in 2006.

Previously, Hays provided media relations and grassroots outreach support for a national environmental nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University.

“We’re delighted to have Debra join Fleishman-Hillard,” said David Hakensen, senior vice president and general manager of the Minneapolis office. “She brings a critical skill set and range of experience that will serve our clients well.”