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29.03.2024 By Current Global.

Stephanie Shelton Joins As Executive Vice President of Client Experience, Healthcare.

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Chicago, IL (March. 25, 2024)Current Global, the human-first communications agency, welcomes Stephanie Shelton as the new Executive Vice President of Client Experience in the Healthcare sector. As part of the executive leadership team, Shelton will be instrumental in steering the communications strategy for one of Current and IPG’s flagship pharmaceutical clients, enhancing a pivotal therapeutic portfolio while driving initiatives across brands. Her role extends to bolstering healthcare growth within Current Global, The Weber Shandwick Collective, and IPG. Shelton’s vast industry experience will be a cornerstone of the agency’s evolution, reporting directly to Global Chief Client and Growth Officer Renee Austin from the Chicago hub.

A powerhouse of strategy and integration, Shelton’s dynamic and inclusive approach, paired with a profound understanding of the healthcare industry, has been shaped by a rich, three-decade career. Her strategic vision has been honed through senior roles at agencies like Fleishman Hillard, W2O Group, Edelman and Zeno Group, where she excelled in nurturing global and U.S. businesses for a diverse array of healthcare stakeholders—from pharmaceutical and biotech companies to consumer health brands and patient advocacy groups.

“Stephanie adds a unique blend of traditional healthcare, corporate health and consumer health experience to our team,” said Renee Austin, Chief Client and Growth Officer. “Stephanie has vast experience in building and managing reputation, raising awareness, enhancing brand experience and eliciting behavior change among stakeholders through impactful campaigns and integrated media strategies.”

Underpinning this strategic hire is Current Global’s impressive 45% growth trajectory in health, a testament to the agency’s expertise and influence in the sector. Current Global’s healthcare experience ranges from pharmaceuticals and biotech to consumer health and health tech. The agency’s disease category expertise spans multiple therapeutic areas including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases, oncology, hematology, neuroscience, immunology, and rare diseases; the practice is also experienced in pediatric, geriatric, women’s and men’s health. On the health tech front, the practice has experts across digital health, diagnostics, medical devices, portable medical equipment and disinfection technology.


Current Global, a member of the Interpublic Group of agencies (NYSE: IPG), is a rapidly growing midsized agency offering a comprehensive suite of services. As the human-first communications agency, we help our clients earn attention and connection by sparking movements, shifting mindsets, and creating moments that matter. With a foundation in earned media, we also excel in developing integrated campaigns encompassing paid, owned, influence, and social to connect with audiences wherever they experience a brand. Our dedicated, insightful, and creative people are at the forefront of advocating for inclusive communications. For more information, visit, and discover our Accessible by Design commitment at


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