Kimberly A. White is the Global Chair of Edelman’s Health Sector and provides counsel to a wide variety of healthcare clients. Her experience includes 20+ years of work in corporate communications, healthcare product marketing and related issues management. She has developed and overseen U.S. and global communications programs for products at all stages of their lifecycle for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Before joining Edelman in 2011, Kym was the chief communications officer for Baxter International Inc. In this position, Kym was responsible for leading Baxter’s global communications function, which included corporate reputation; crisis and issues management; media relations; executive, employee, web and financial communications; community relations; the Baxter International Foundation; and initiatives related to the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability.
Prior to joining Baxter, Kym spent 16 years with Ogilvy PR Worldwide in a variety of roles. During her tenure there, Kym served as the General Manager of the New York office and was Co-Managing Director of the agency’s global healthcare practice.
Kym was recognized as one of the top 10 health influencers for 2017 by PR Week and served as a juror for the 2017 Cannes Health Lions. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a B.S. in communications and political science.