Ann Sommerlath
Ann Sommerlath

Ann Sommerlath, who was chief communications officer at IMAX reporting to CEO Richard Gelfond, has moved to Marina Maher Communications as head of its newly created corporate brand practice.

As managing director of corporate brand, Sommerlath will serve as senior counsel to Merck, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Aflac. She’ll report to Marina Maher.

At IMAX, Sommerlath handled corporate reputation, new business, global expansion and thought leadership matters.

Earlier, she was senior VP at Edelman and FleishmanHillard.

MMC also has added Chris Iafolla as group senior VP and head of its healthcare brand engagement unit.

He joins from Syneos Health Communications, where he headed its digital & social strategy efforts. Previously, he was at W2O Group.

Omnicom owns MMC.