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Nesa K. Johnson Joins GCI Health as Its Global Chief People Officer 

NEW YORK, (March 15, 2022) – Today GCI Health announced the appointment of Nesa K. Johnson as its Global Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, Johnson will leverage her extensive experience in shaping forward-looking talent strategies to harness GCI Health’s people-first culture to attract top talent and elevate learning and development programs worldwide. Johnson will report to Kristin Cahill, Global CEO, GCI Group.  

Johnson joins GCI Health from NBCUniversal, where she led people operations and strategy for TV and streaming productions as Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. While there, she spearheaded the division’s efforts to increase and support diverse creative talent through new training programs and recruitment strategies. Prior to that, she helped Secureworks scale globally to 13 countries across North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Johnson also previously held senior management positions at Edelman and Discovery Communications.

“GCI Health’s significant growth has been fueled by our best-in-the-business team and people-forward culture,” said Cahill. “As the communications industry and talent landscape continue to evolve, I’m thrilled to partner with Nesa to further evolve our approaches to talent acquisition and retention; diversity, equity and inclusion; and global integration.”

“It’s a challenging yet exciting time for companies to rethink what the future of the workplace looks like globally,” said Johnson. “I am excited to join the incredible culture at GCI Health and scale the work that’s been done to engage, develop and inspire employees around the world. I look forward to helping GCI Health continue to set the standard as a best place to work.” 

In 2021, GCI Health grew its global footprint with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan, thus expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes existing offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. In addition to a well-established presence in the U.K. and Germany, the agency also opened an office in Brussels, Belgium, furthering its public policy operations. This past year, GCI Health also established offices in the Middle East and India. 

As part of her role, she will also have responsibilities for GCI Group agencies which include uncapped communications, Curation and Goodfuse.

About GCI Health

GCI Health is one of the most highly recognized global integrated healthcare communications agencies in the world, with recent industry honors including being named 2021 MM+M PR Agency of the Year, 2021 PRWeek International Agency of the Year, PRovoke Media Global Healthcare PR Agency of the Year, PRovoke Media Agency of the Decade, 2020 PRWeek Creative Agency of the Year, and several Global Best Place to Work For awards. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.