GLOBALHealthPR, the international network of independent health and science agencies, has appointed Jonathan Wilson president.

Wilson is currently president of Washington, D.C.-based healthcare agency Spectrum. That agency, which was founded in 1996, posted $14.8 million in healthcare-related net fees in 2015, according to O'Dwyer's rankings of PR firms, representing an 83.5 percent surge in year-over-year revenues. The agency in 2014 similarly grew an additional 33 percent from the year prior.

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Wilson, who joined Spectrum in early 2014, was formerly president of New York-based Chamberlain Healthcare PR, part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group.

GLOBALHealthPR, which maintains 16 partner agencies in 42 countries, is the world’s largest partnership of independently owned communications agencies focused on health and science. The network was founded in 2001 by Spectrum founder John J. Seng, who also serves as GLOBALHealthPR chair. It is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in London and Singapore.

Seng in a statement said “Wilson’s leadership at Spectrum and GLOBALHealthPR over more than two years has led to unprecedented growth for the firm and our global partnership. This outstanding performance as well as Jonathan’s vision for GLOBALHealthPR as a superior, client-focused alternative to the disconnected holding company network model drives today’s announcement of Jonathan as president.”

GLOBALHealthPR also recently signed a new agency partner, Copenhagen-based healthcare shop Effector. That pan-Scandinavian communications agency, which was founded by managing director Elisabeth Tissot Ludvig, holds additional offices in Oslo and Stockholm.