Kate Coyle
Kate Coyle

ICR Inc. has recruited Weber Shandwick alum, Kate Coyle, as senior VP in its healthcare practice.

Most recently executive VP at the Interpublic unit, Coyle has experience in leading large-scale disease awareness programs, as well as corporate, product and franchise initiatives covering every stage of the pharma and biotech product life cycle.

Prior to Weber, she was group director at both W2O Group and Makovsky & Co.

Coyle joins ICR's Westwicke unit, which it acquired in January. Based in Baltimore and recast as Westwicke, an ICR Company is a health-centered investor relations firm with offices in New York, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and London.

ICR also added Doug Donsky as managing director in New York.

He joins from FTI Consulting, where he was senior managing director in the strategic communications unit in charge of a team of more than 40 corporate and financial staffers.

ICR trails only Edelman in O'Dwyer's rankings of financial PR firms.