GCI Health has named Ryan Kuresman group senior VP, based in its Washington, DC office. Kuresman joins GCI Health from Edelman, where he was senior VP, health policy. He previously served as senior VP, public affairs & corporate communications at Porter Novelli and VP, issues management & corporate communications at APCO Worldwide. He has counseled biopharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy coalitions and biomedical research institutes to help them manage their policy, issues and reputational profiles. In his new position, Kuresman will be tasked with increasing GCI Health’s ability to engage with and communicate to policymakers, influencers and health advocacy stakeholders.
Seven Letter, a DC-based, strategic communications and public affairs firm, has hired Morgan Dye as a senior director. Dye joins Seven Letter from Reingold, where she was a director, overseeing the development of campaigns in industries spanning health care, transportation, defense and commerce. She previously served as a spokesperson for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and senior manager of communications and marketing at Airports Council International-North America. The agency has also hired Colleen Charles as manager of operations and Madison Bentil as a content specialist. Charles previously worked for the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign and Bentil worked at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
C-Strategies, a Chicago-headquartered strategic communications and public affairs firm, has brought on Cindy Klima as senior director of communications. Klima was previously chief communications and marketing officer for the Illinois Tollway Authority. She has worked with organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. “Her years of experience in the business and civic spheres will prove to be a valuable asset to each of our clients,” said C-Strategies president and CEO Becky Carroll.