ICR Expands PR Leadership with Executive Hires in Key Sectors

Doug Donsky Joins ICR as a Managing Director, Financial Services

Kate Coyle Hired as Senior Vice President, Healthcare

New York, NY – (December 19, 2019) – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced today that it has named Doug Donsky as Managing Director in the firm’s financial services division, and Kate Coyle as Senior Vice President in the firm’s healthcare public relations (PR) practice, which operates under the brand: Westwicke, an ICR Company.

“We are delighted to bring Doug and Kate on board as we continue to expand our healthcare and financial services PR groups,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of ICR. “ICR continues to differentiate itself by offering clients access to highly-experienced teams led by industry-focused veterans, and we’re pleased to expand that even further with Doug and Kate joining two of our fastest-growing divisions.”

Doug joins ICR from FTI Consulting, Inc. where he served as a Senior Managing Director in the strategic communications division for twelve years. There, he led financial services in the Americas, directing a team of 40+ corporate and financial communications professionals. Before that, Doug held senior roles in corporate and financial communications at Kreab Gavin Anderson and Edelman. He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Kate joins the ICR team with more than 17 years of healthcare PR agency experience. Kate has led cross-functional teams managing integrated campaigns for leading healthcare clients, large-scale disease awareness programs, and extensive corporate, product and franchise public relations initiatives spanning every stage of the pharma and biotech product lifecycle. Prior to joining ICR, Kate was an Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick and held positions of increasing responsibility during her years at W2O Group and Makovsky + Co. Kate received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

ICR has expanded its leadership throughout 2019, with new key hires made across divisions. Additional senior appointments this year include the hiring of: Mike Cavanaugh, Managing Director, Westwicke; Mark Corbae, Senior Vice President, Westwicke PR; Katie Creaser, Senior Vice President, Technology PR; Keil Decker, Senior Vice President, Retail, Consumer and E-Commerce PR; Dawn Francfort, Managing Director, Consumer IR; Sean Leous, Senior Vice President, Westwicke PR; and Jessica Schmidt, Senior Vice President, Consumer IR.

The leadership expansion follows a period of momentum and growth for ICR, having added more than 100 new clients in 2019. In addition to growing the company’s client roster across sectors, ICR significantly expanded its healthcare practice in early 2019 through the acquisition of Westwicke Partners, the country’s leading healthcare focused IPO advisor and IR firm. The firm will soon host the annual ICR Conference on January 13-15, 2020, now in its 22nd year.

About ICR
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 750 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com).  Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing.  Its affiliate, ICR Capital LLC advises on capital markets transactions across a wide span of industries.  Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

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