Robby Zirkelbach
Robby Zirkelbach

Robby Zirkelbach will return to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America group as EVP of PA and strategic initiatives next month.

He led PhRMA’s PA unit from 2017 to 2020 before exiting for the global head of issues & advocacy at ExxonMobil.

At PhRMA, Zirkelbach will oversee PR, media relations, advertising, and internal communications.

He also will head a new group that will work on developing strategies to deal with the emerging issues that impact the pharmaceutical sector.

PhRMA president Stephen Ubl said he’s excited that Zirkelbach is returning to the group “as we navigate the current political landscape and fight for policies that benefit patients and protect pharmaceutical innovation.”

Prior to his first stint at PhRMA, Zirkelbach was VP-strategic communications at America’s Health Insurance Plans and press secretary for Republican Congressman Jim Nussle of Iowa.