NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Cronin, Ogilvy Public Relations Global MD was named a Health Influencer by PRWeek & Medical Marketing & Media Healthcare which profiles the top 50 leaders who are reshaping the healthcare industry. Kate Cronin has a knack for leading healthcare practices. Her résumé reveals a healthcare trifecta that includes some of the biggest names in the business. Her stints include head of healthcare at Porter Novelli, WPP, and currently at Ogilvy PR, where she is global MD of the healthcare practice and a board member for Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy CommonHealth. Stuart Smith, Ogilvy Public Relations CEO said: "We are deeply honored to have Kate in our team. Since she joined the company in 2004, Kate has been committed to our clients bringing excellence and delivering powerful campaigns that have invigorated the healthcare practice at Ogilvy PR." PRWeek and MM&M selected 50 individuals across the health spectrum given their passion, determination, and innovative thinking which has helped guide the industry through two turbulent and exciting decades. The influence of these honorees is felt across the industry — from devising far-reaching, patient-centric strategies to leading the charge on healthcare's data revolution. The top 50 often venture into uncharted territory to create a vision for the future. Cronin is passionate about bringing more women into leadership roles. She works with several initiatives and mentoring programs. Cronin is part of WPP's mentoring program Women in Leadership and Learning, where she mentors rising female leaders within the agency. She also founded Ogilvy & Mather's women in leadership group, the Women's Leadership Professional Network.