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Former Pfizer Government Relations Leader Named Senior Advisor To APCO’s Worldwide Health Care Practice

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2011) – Bronwen Kaye, former senior director of government relations for Pfizer, will serve as a senior advisor to APCO Worldwide’s health care practice, Robert Schooling, chair of the practice, announced today.

Kaye brings more than 25 years of executive-level experience in government relations for the health care sector, having led numerous legislative advancements in immunization, biotechnology, medical research and other areas of medicine.

“APCO is pleased to welcome Bronwen to our expanding team of health care and health policy experts,” said Schooling. “Her impressive work in advocacy combined with her clinical knowledge, is a valuable addition to the deep bench of expertise we offer our clients. Her wise counsel and relationships with key stakeholders will also be important resources to the firm.”

Prior to her role at Pfizer, Kaye served as senior director of government relations for Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). She was also director of government relations for Lederle Laboratories, the pharmaceutical division of American Cyanamid.

“Joining APCO is an exciting step in my career,” said Kaye. “Having sat in the same seats of many of APCO’s clients, I’m excited to offer strategic counsel to help solve key challenges at an important and influential time for the health care industry.”

Earlier in her career, Kaye supervised the clinical microbiology laboratory at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a senior microbiologist at Baxter-Travenol Laboratories, now Baxter International, and was a medical technologist of microbiology at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Kaye adds to APCO's dynamic team of experienced health care and health policy consultants across the globe, including: Colin Mackay, former communication and partnerships director for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA); Helen Ostrowski, former head of global health care practice and CEO of Porter Novelli; Kavita Patel, former director of policy for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs; Bill Pierce, former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services; and Wayne Pines, former associate commissioner of public affairs at the Food and Drug Administration.

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About APCO Worldwide

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.