Health communications agency Evoke KYNE announced the promotion of Michael Grela to Executive Vice President, Head of Reputation and Social Impact.

Klick Health CEO Lori Grant announced the appointments of veteran Klick Managing Directors Ari Schaefer and Greg Rice to the role of Co-Presidents.

Med Ad News had a chat with Bill McEllen, partner at Fingerpaint, who has been named lead of all advertising offices for the agency.

Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the United States and more than 400 employees, named Fingerpaint partner Bill McEllen to lead its four advertising offices located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Conshohocken, Pa.; Cedar Knolls, N.J.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the United States and over 400 employees, appointed industry veteran Beth Beck to lead the Saratoga Springs office and become a member of the Fingerpaint Operating Board.

Eugene Schneider, M.D., was promoted to executive VP and chief clinical development officer of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Brian Kotzin, M.D., was appointed as interim chief medical officer, head of development at Nektar Therapeutics.

Anat Ashkenazi was tapped to take over as chief financial officer of Eli Lilly following the abrupt resignation of Josh Smiley, who departed the company following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

Evoke KYNE announced the continued expansion of the health communications firm’s in-house specialty Creative, Digital & Social and Earned Media teams in support of double-digit revenue growth in 2020.

closerlook inc. promoted Binish Khan as the digital-native agency’s associate director of interactive technology because of her technical knowledge, excellent leadership skills and her ability to foster a community of empathy and collaboration unique to the tech space.