Doug Russell | Senior Vice President, Client Services & PR/Media

Doug has a 25-year background in healthcare, science and technology integrated communications. As Senior Vice President he leads key public relations accounts, is responsible for day-to-day client relationship and project management, media strategy, and new client on-boarding, including spearheading the agency’s flagship positioning and messaging service, The LHS Immersion® and Blueprint Plan. Doug also is a senior lead on agency marketing, new business development and recruiting efforts. His experience includes leading teams and launching strategic communications programs for innovators in areas including cell and gene therapy, life sciences consulting, telehealth, clinical decision support, AI in healthcare, and medical image exchange.

Previous Experience

Senior Vice President and Health IT Practice Leader

SchwartzMSL and Schwartz Communications
Senior Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Director and Vice President

The Weber Group (Weber Shandwick)
Business Media Relations Specialist



Master of Arts, International Relations/Economics
Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations/History
University of Virginia


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