Washington, D.C. and Boston – JPA Health Communications, a rapidly growing public relations firm, announced that it moved its Cambridge office to Boston’s Financial District and added two senior level professionals to the team.
The JPA team moved across the Charles River from Harvard Square to a larger office at 15 Broad St., in the heart of downtown Boston. The agency also welcomed David Connolly, an experienced biotech and healthcare corporate communications leader, as a newly appointed senior vice president and Ben Green, a digital strategist with deep experience in health and biotech, as vice president for JPA Labs, the creative and research services arm of JPA.
“After five years of success in Cambridge, we are excited about our move to downtown Boston,” said Ken Deutsch, executive vice president of JPA. “With Ben and Dave joining the team, we look forward to continuing that growth by providing unique insights and creative programming to our clients.”
Connolly brings nearly 15 years of corporate communications, public relations and investor relations experience to the agency. Prior to joining JPA, he was senior vice president at LaVoieHealthScience, where he led teams in providing communications programs for biotech and pharma clients of all sizes, from venture-backed clinical-stage companies to public companies with a commercial product portfolio. Connolly has also held marketing and communications positions at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
Green brings a keen understanding of how digital communications technologies and analytics can be applied for biotech, pharma and health organizations to JPA Labs, with 20 years of experience in both client-side and agency roles, including his recent work with The New England Journal of Medicine and Atlas Venture. Green founded Crossroad Media Innovations, a digital firm focused on delivering data-driven solutions for clients in venture capital, biotech, life sciences and political campaigns. Green holds an M.A. in Campaign Management from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University.
“Boston has been the hub of biotech for decades fueling growth of the industry locally, nationally and internationally, and JPA is growing our offices to meet the complex communications challenges facing our client base,” said Carrie Jones, principal of JPA. “Both Dave and Ben have key strengths in building teams with a track record for delivering creative, results-driven campaigns, making them a perfect fit for JPA.”