NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LLNS, a leading full-service healthcare communications company announced today the appointment of Susan Byrne McLelland as Executive Vice President. Based in New York, Susan will lead growth of consolidated business for the Company's key healthcare clients.
Susan brings to LLNS vast and valuable experience working across the healthcare disciplines and geographies to bring highly creative and effective solutions to global healthcare clients, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Nestle and Unilever. She began her agency career more than 15 years ago with Ogilvy Healthworld, now Ogilvy Commonhealth World Wide, holding positions in the U.S. and Europe before moving to GHG (Grey Healthcare Group,) overseeing and coordinating all efforts in Europe and effectively partnering with U.S. offices on global business opportunities across disciplines.
"Increasingly, more clients are consolidating their business at the holding company level and our need for experienced leaders of these consolidations has grown," says Sharon Callahan, Chief Executive Officer of LLNS. "Susan is an extremely accomplished healthcare communications professional who successfully expanded global networks and created cross-country integrated multichannel solutions for her clients. Fresh off a two-week trip to Asia where she visited all key markets and disciplines, we believe Susan's leadership strengthens our agency and network significantly."
Says Byrne McLelland, "LLNS applies its game-changing thinking to a wide range of brands and clients. I am excited to be working with Sharon Callahan and this exceptional team as we focus on expanding our strategic, integrated communications solutions to our healthcare clients for the benefit of their companies and brands."About LLNS A leading healthcare communications company, LLNS ( www.llns.com) boasts a diverse roster of healthcare clients — large and small, domestic and global. LLNS prides itself on creating bold, idea-driven communications that maximize brand success. LLNS maintains offices at 220 East 42nd Street in New York. LLNS is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. About Diversified Agency Services Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) ( www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries. About Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom Group Inc. ( www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. SOURCE LLNS