David Avitabile has extensive experience in stakeholder mapping, engagement and strategic communications, including senior-level roles at multinational communications companies in Europe and the United States. In addition to his role at Baird’s CMC, David is also the founder of MANA LLC. MANA is a strategic communications company that helps global organisations engage with their customers and communities of interest in powerful ways.
As President and partner at JFK Communications for ten years, David was responsible for agency growth, team development and management of key clients. Before helping to establish JFK Communications, David was Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Development for AXIS Healthcare Communications, a holding company consisting of eight diversified healthcare communications companies providing lifecycle management services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. David was responsible for developing key client relationships for AXIS companies worldwide, and working with the presidents of each AXIS company to identify and pursue new business.
David Avitabile’s experience in sexual and reproductive health policy and communications is extensive and includes coordinating a Parliamentary communications strategy to increase NHS funding for new medicines to treat HIV. He has also managed global communications initiatives for Merck (MSD) to support global access to HIV medicines.
In addition to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, David has extensive experience in therapeutics, diagnostics, precision medicine, medical devices and medical technology. He has launched a number of new products and has contributed to global product communications and commercialisation teams for clients in the United States and Europe.
David has more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, including senior-level roles at multinational communications companies in Europe and the United States.
David’s public relations experience includes leadership roles working in the US and Europe. At interSCIENCE, a global healthcare communications agency with offices in London, New York and Washington, David was responsible for building and managing a highly successful client services team in the London office, and developing and implementing international programs for clients including Sanofi, Merck (MSD) and AstraZeneca.
- Associate, Baird’s CMC
- Founder of MANA
MANA is a strategic communications company that helps global organizations engage with their customers and communities of interest in powerful ways.