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Benjamin Shannon

Ben is a strategic advisor, providing Westwicke clients with communications, policy, and public affairs counsel, as well as project management oversight.

Biography

Ben Shannon

From biotech startups to legacy brands, government agencies to nonprofits, Ben has experience developing strategy, initiatives, and programs around regulatory milestones, patient advocacy, medical meetings and c-suite communications for clients including, but not limited to: Walgreens, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly Oncology, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, The Biosimilars Council, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Prior to joining Westwicke, Ben worked at JPA Health, where he represented a variety of healthcare clients, working across corporate, product, policy, and internal communications. Ben also previously served as a Policy and Communications Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he counseled senior leadership, including Secretary Burwell, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on messaging strategy and agency rollouts. Ben was also a member of President Barack Obama’s campaign team and served as a White House Advance Associate. In those roles, he was responsible for planning and executing 100+ domestic and international events for the President, Vice President, First Lady, and Second Lady of the United States.

Ben holds a BA in Psychology from Clemson University.

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