Edelman
(L-R) Courtney Gray Haupt, Jen Hauser

Edelman names Courtney Gray Haupt and Jen Hauser global co-chairs of its health sector. Kristy Graham, now CEO of Edelman U.S, was previously the agency’s global chair of health. Gray Haupt has been with Edelman for fourteen years, most recently as chair of U.S. health (a role she will retain) and as global health COO. Hauser has been with Edelman for nineteen years, most recently as global client leader to key health clients, a role she will retain. As global co-chairs, Gray Haupt and Hauser will lead and evolve the firm’s largest sector, its work and its teams while continuing to provide strategic communications advisory to many of Edelman’s top clients. They will join the community of global practice & sector leaders currently led by Alex Thompson, chair, global practices & sectors. “Courtney and Jen are incredible collaborators and expert practitioners,” said Thompson. “They bring deep industry knowledge, a fierce drive to innovate, and the spirit of leadership we and our clients need to build trust between people, businesses and society.”

Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer

BGB Group, a New York-based healthcare marketing company with offices in Washington DC, Boston and London, names Chris Palmer chief creative officer. Palmer comes to BGB from Havas Life, where he was chief creative officer & chief experience officer. He previously held several positions at CDM, including CEO, as well as chief creative officer and president at CDM New York. In his new position, Palmer will work to redefine the creative offering and creative integration at BGB. “He has not only created, launched, and led some of the biggest brands in industry history, he has a passion for developing talent into stand out creative disruptors. That’s exactly what we’ve been looking for,” said BGB president Teresa Day.

Joy Allen-Altimare
Joy Allen-Altimare

Saucony, a global performance running and lifestyle brand and division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., appoints Joy Allen-Altimare as global CMO. Allen-Altimare joins the company from Havas Media Network, where she served as chief revenue officer of North America, responsible for overseeing the agency's client experience, growth and multicultural teams. She was previously CMO at technology-driven fertility clinic network Kindbody and chief revenue officer for EHE Health. At Saucony, Allen-Altimare will be responsible for developing and executing the company's global branding initiatives, including brand positioning, direct-to-consumer strategies, advertising, digital strategies, international growth initiatives and expansion of the brand's global heritage lifestyle business. "She is a passionate change driver with an empathetic and inclusive approach to leadership and cultural transformation,” said Saucony global brand president Rob Griffiths.