AbelsonTaylor promoted Dave Schafer to director of digital production and quality assurance.

Create NYC, an award-winning healthcare marketing agency, announced the promotion of Lauren Wetmore to President. As agency lead, Wetmore will optimize relationships with existing clients, develop new business opportunities and create customized strategic solutions.

AbelsonTaylor promoted Laura Paul to senior account director. According to the full-service health and wellness advertising agency, she will play a lead role in launching a novel treatment for recurrent C. difficile in the expanding area of microbiome therapeutics and will also continue as team leader on two established accounts.

Reflecting Calcium’s strong commitment to strategy as a foundational discipline, the independent healthcare marketing agency named Steve Hamburg Chief Strategy Officer. Hamburg will lead a talented strategy team and continue in his role of Managing Partner.

With continuing growth and strong business performance, health and wellness advertising agency AbelsonTaylor promoted creative directors Marissa Ori and Richard How to vice president, creative director. Both report to Stephen Neale, executive vice president, chief creative officer.

Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson’s longtime chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors, is stepping down from those roles. Gorsky passes the reins to Joaquin Duato, who is vice chairman of the company’s executive committee.

Citing his wide-ranging business skills and significant contributions to the agency, AbelsonTaylor promoted former controller Donald Dowd to vice president of finance.

Independent, full-service health and wellness advertising agency AbelsonTaylor promoted Christopher Mauck to senior director of interactive technology.

PRECISIONeffect announced the promotion of two long-term employees who have made significant and strategic contributions to client work from the healthcare advertising agency’s London office: Simon Wilson and Elizabeth Spencer.

Recent personnel movement throughout the healthcare industry includes a new CEO for both U.K.-based Orbit Discovery and Netherlands-based Azafaros.