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Claire Sheahan Joins Avalere Health as Senior VP and Head of Avalere Communications

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Sheahan will lead Avalere Communications, a rapidly growing group within Avalere Health that brings deep substantive and innovative strategic thinking to healthcare communications.

She will join the company in January 2015.

Sheahan has the diverse agency-based experience needed to lead Avalere’s client communications offerings. For 6 years, Sheahan grew and then led the Fleishman Hillard healthcare practice in Washington DC, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, payer, device, non-profit, and government sectors. She also brings specific experience in managed care (serving as a public affairs manager at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association) and generics (leading communications at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association).

“In this complex and dynamic healthcare landscape, successful communication demands a substantive approach and an analytic perspective in every facet of healthcare,” said Dan Mendelson, Avalere CEO and founder. “Claire’s experience developing winning communications strategies will strengthen our ability to provide clients the means to engage effectively in today’s public dialogue.”

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