Sara Ghazaii has exited her VP-corporate communications & marketing post at MWWPR, after an eight-month stint.
She's now an associate director in Novartis' oncology unit.
Ghazaii joined the Jersey-based firm from the PR Council, where she helped its rebranding and developed diversity and inclusion programming.
Earlier, she was director of communications and events at the New York Genome Center, a consortium of hospitals and research centers, handling policy initiatives and branding initiatives.
Upon joining MWWPR's New York office, CEO Michael Kempner called Ghazaii "one of the brightest and most dynamic people in marketing today" with a "unique understanding of the entire PR landscape.
He expected she'd be an "invaluable team leader as we continue to position ourselves for accelerated growth."
Kempner told O'Dwyer's his firm has reorganized its marketing department and distributed Ghazaii's duties to several current employees.
MWWPR is O'Dwyer's ninth largest independent firm with 2018 fees of $42.6M.