Ex-Walgreens Boots Alliance comms exec Gulden Mesara joins City of Hope

Ex-Walgreens Boots Alliance comms exec Gulden Mesara joins City of Hope

Independent cancer and diabetes analysis and remedy center City of Hope has hired Gulden Mesara as SVP and chief communications and advertising and marketing officer.

Mesara is set to join the nonprofit on September 15. She will supply all round strategic leadership for City of Hope’s integrated communications and advertising and marketing, according to a statement from the group.

Mesara will operate with the City of Hope administrative leadership and faculty to enhance engagement amongst present and prospective sufferers, physicians, researchers, donors, market partners and the basic public. She will also serve as a member of City of Hope’s enterprise leadership group.

Mesara was not quickly accessible for comment.

At the finish of final year, Mesara exited the part of Walgreens Boots Alliance’s group VP of communications. She oversaw comms for the company’s enterprise and U.S. firms and operations, with a portfolio such as the Walgreens communications division and external comms, as nicely as Walgreens Boots Alliance’s internal communications and corporate events.

Mesara joined the pharmacy chain in 2018 as group VP of Walgreens communications. She was also VP of internal comms and events at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the pharmacy chain’s parent business.

Mesara has also worked at AbbVie as VP of worldwide overall health and industrial communications and leader of U.S. public affairs and head of worldwide brand comms at the biopharmaceutical business. She also served as senior director of international public affairs and comms at Abbott Laboratories just before it spun off AbbVie, and had a 13-year tenure at Pfizer.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated extensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Extensive Cancer Network. Its primary campus is situated close to Los Angeles, with further areas all through Southern California.

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