The former WebMD Executive Director of Public Health Solutions has been appointed by the agency to service clients from the healthcare sector
Independent PR group, MWW Public Relations, has hired Matthew Holland who joins the firm’s New York office as Senior Vice President, Corporate Healthcare Practice. He brings to the role nearly two decades of experience in the multiple fields of medical communications, government affairs, and public policy.
In the said capacity, Holland will oversee the brand’s corporate healthcare practice where his core duty is counselling clients in the healthcare sector on the implementation and execution of corporate and financial communications programmes. Additionally, he will provide strategic government relations services and public policy counsel to MWWPR’s Washington, DC clients engaged in the legislative process.
“Matt is an exceptional leader with a sophisticated understanding of health policy and proven success developing and executing corporate strategy and communications programmes in healthcare. His deep background in public health and his expertise in the rapidly growing sector of health technology will be invaluable as we continue to expand our practice and help our clients navigate the complex, evolving healthcare landscape,” said Michael Kempner, MWWPR’s President and CEO.
Holland was most recently Executive Director of Public Health Solutions at WebMD, where he was responsible for coordinating the efforts of a multidisciplinary team that worked with federal, state, and local governments on developing, disseminating, and measuring the impact of communications and education activities to both healthcare providers and consumers. He is a past Governing Councillor of the American Public Health Association, Public Health Education and Promotion Section, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey as well as the NJ Health IT Consumer Advocacy and Quality Care Subcommittee.
Additionally, he has significant experience running award-winning peer-reviewed journals and healthcare publications with circulations in excess of 250,000 both in the United States and globally, including Urology Times and Contemporary OB/GYN. Holland received his BA in Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC and his MA in Public Policy from The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.