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Mario Muredda Named CEO of Harrison and Star

Written by: | | Dated: Friday, November 3rd, 2017


Ty Curran Promoted to Chairman


Mario Muredda


NEW YORK, November 3, 2017 — Omnicom Health Group, part of Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), announced today thatMario Muredda has been named CEO of Harrison and Star and former CEO Ty Curran has been promoted to chairman. The changes are effective January 1, 2018.

Muredda joined Harrison and Star in 2012 and has served as co-president of the agency since 2015. Prior to Harrison and Star, he served as senior vice president at AgencyRx, vice president and associate director of business development at Cline Davis & Mann and vice president, group director of scientific affairs at DazMedia.

“Mario has been instrumental in the growth we have seen at Harrison and Star, and I am proud to pass the baton to such a capable leader,” said Curran. “His expertise in translating hard science and data into emotion has helped to create blockbuster brands for our clients and grow our work across the portfolio. Meanwhile, his incredible talent management skills have helped to keep Harrison and Star’s strong culture and “talent first” approach intact through a period of record-breaking growth.”

Mardene Miller, formerly co-president alongside Muredda, will serve as president. The two will continue to collaborate closely. Muredda will report to Ed Wise, CEO of Omnicom Health Group.

“I’m pleased to recognize Mario’s contributions to Harrison and Star through his promotion to CEO,” said Wise. “He is a testament to the great talent we are growing at our agencies, and I look forward to seeing how Harrison and Star continue to evolve its offerings to meet our clients’ needs in this rapidly changing healthcare landscape.”

Curran joined Harrison and Star in 2000; in that time, the agency has seen 16 years of significant growth, amassing a client roster of notable brands in pharma and biotech. As chairman, Curran will serve in a consultative role to Muredda, and will take on special healthcare projects across Omnicom Health Group. Curran will report to Dale Adams, chairman and CEO, the DAS Group of Companies.

“Ty’s leadership helped to make Harrison and Star one of the top healthcare agencies in the world, and he will continue to provide valuable strategic counsel and guidance in his role as chairman,” said Adams.

About Harrison and Star

Harrison and Star is a full-service, global healthcare marketing agency focused on developing strategic, cross-channel promotional campaigns that target medical specialists. Our team of more than 350 professionals (many with advanced degrees in science and medicine) possesses a rare blend of scientific knowledge and cutting-edge marketing capabilities. Working with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, we specialize in translating complex scientific concepts and clinical data into impactful communications for healthcare professionals and patients. Learn more at Harrison and Star is part of Omnicom Health Group.

About Omnicom Health Group

Omnicom Health Group ( is a global collective of communications companies with more than 3,200 dedicated healthcare communications specialists. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. Organized around four customer groups—healthcare professionals, patients, payers, and medical, evidence and regulatory stakeholders—Omnicom Health Group serves more than 100 clients in over 55 offices worldwide. Omnicom Health Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. 


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