Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has brought on Juliet Johnson as deputy VP in its pubic affairs division.

Johnson joins PhRMA from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she was director of its 225-plus staffer communications unit.

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She handled communications surrounding the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplaces and messaging/tactics for the Open Enrollment sign-up process.

Johnson also held executive positions at Ketchum and FleishmanHillard and served as deputy of staff to Congressional Republican deputy whip Eric Cantor, who lost a primary contest in a stunning upset to Tea Party star David Brat.

She also worked as deputy press secretary for Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey during his historic resignation, fielding a barrage of media inquires from the Garden State, New York, Philadelphia and national press.