Rebecca Hoppy Appointed President of Rabin Martin

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 General News
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Kate Schachern Appointed Managing Director

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabin Martin, a leading global health strategy consultancy (and member of the

Omnicom Public Relations Group) working at the intersection of private sector capabilities and unmet public health needs, announced today that Managing Director and Partner, Rebecca Hoppy, will assume the role of President, effective January 1.  Kate Schachern, Partner, will assume the role of Managing Director and Partner, also on January 1.  Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio continues in his leadership role as CEO with a focus on the firm's strategy and future growth.

As President, Hoppy will guide Rabin Martin's strategic vision and growth, including overseeing client services, broadening Rabin Martin's product portfolio to deliver innovative solutions that meet client needs, and nurturing top talent in support of the firm's mission to improve the lives of underserved populations around the world. In her new role as Managing Director, Schachern will focus on business development; lead Finance, Operations, Marketing and Communications for the firm; and work closely with both Dr. Sturchio and Ms. Hoppy to continue offering strategic counsel across the firm's client portfolio.

"When Rabin Martin joined the Omnicom Public Relations Group in 2016, it was evident to me that they were the leaders in global health strategy. I am thrilled that Rebecca and Kate will be taking on expanded responsibilities in leading Rabin Martin through the next phase of its evolution in providing strategy consulting for the world's leading institutions in health and health care," said Karen van Bergen, CEO of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.

"I'm excited to continue working closely with Rebecca and Kate to create Rabin Martin's future.  Rebecca's passion for health is matched by her ambition, creativity and discipline in business. She has the ideal combination of strategic and emotional intelligence necessary to deliver the big ideas, new business models and flawless execution that have made Rabin Martin so successful today," commented Jeff Sturchio, CEO of Rabin Martin. "Kate's strategic insights, smart counsel, commitment, skills and demonstrated track record of leadership and operational excellence will help ensure the firm's continued growth as she takes on her expanded role as Managing Director. I look forward to working with them both to expand the services we offer to a growing roster of clients."

A seasoned strategist, consultant and thirteen-year veteran of Rabin Martin, Rebecca Hoppy assumes the Presidency with extensive experience. In her tenure at the firm, she has led a broad portfolio of large-scale global health initiatives, providing the world's leading multinational corporations, foundations, NGOs, governments and multilateral organizations with creative strategies and global health programs to reach new populations, enhancing clients' contributions and leadership in global health. In her most recent role as Managing Director and Partner, Rebecca helped lead the company through consecutive years of growth and diversification and its 2016 acquisition by Omnicom.

Since joining Rabin Martin in 2007, Schachern has overseen many of the firm's largest accounts and has played a crucial role in driving Rabin Martin's growth. Schachern has a strong track record of developing and executing strategy, advocacy, policy, and programmatic initiatives for multinational clients working in global health, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and access to medicines around the world. In her most recent role as Partner, her ability to navigate the critical intersections of clients' business objectives and public health goals enabled Rabin Martin to deliver excellent value and established Kate's reputation as a trusted advisor.  "I am excited to take on this new role for the firm's next chapter and continue working with our clients and partners to realize our collective goal of improving health and health equity for underserved and hard-to-reach populations around the world," Schachern said.  It's an honor to be a part of Rabin Martin and to work with our incredible team and our clients to improve global health outcomes every day."

In speaking about her new role, Hoppy commented, "It is a privilege to work with clients and partners at the cutting edge of innovation and leadership in global health, designing ambitious solutions for the future. I am thrilled to step into the role of President at this critical moment and appreciate and look forward to continued collaboration with Jeff, Kate and the rest of the Rabin Martin team. In an increasingly complex global marketplace and global health environment, we have a tremendous opportunity to embrace and direct Rabin Martin's passion and expertise to support our clients' work to improve access to health around the world."

About Rabin MartinRabin Martin is a global health strategy firm working at the intersection of private sector capabilities and unmet public health needs. We believe that leadership in global health requires fresh approaches, new business models and unlikely partnerships. Rooted in our mission to improve health and health equity for the most vulnerable populations, Rabin Martin has been actively engaged in the global and domestic health and development arenas for more than a decade. By blending our expertise in business and public health, we design, develop and evaluate public health programs, extend the influence and impact of our clients and help our clients bring pragmatic solutions to unmet health needs. We work with multinational health care companies and multilateral institutions, government agencies, large foundations and leading NGOs. Rabin Martin is a member of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.  

About Omnicom Public Relations GroupOmnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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