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Kate Ackerman


Kate Ackerman

Life at FGS Global

Partner on the Health team. Deep expertise in health policy, public health, editorial content development, strategic communications, and media relations.

Life Pre-FGS Global

10+ years at the Advisory Board Company. BA in Journalism from The George Washington University and a MA in Health Communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Hails from Newport, R.I. Roots for New England and D.C. sports teams. Enjoys travel, the outdoors, exploring D.C., and Law & Order SVU.

Kate has designed and executed best-in-class strategic communications campaigns for some of the country’s leading health care companies. 

Kate specializes in corporate communications, brand positioning, public affairs, media relations, issues management and crisis communications. 

With nearly two decades of health communications experience, she brings deep expertise in health policy, public health and media strategy, enabling her to guide clients in crafting the right messages, navigating complex situations, and executing successful integrated communications campaigns. Kate has worked with a broad range of health care clients, from insurers to health technology firms to coalitions and trade groups. 

Prior to joining FGS Global, Kate was Editor-in-Chief at the Advisory Board Company, a health care research, technology, and consulting firm. At the Advisory Board, Kate oversaw the firm’s News Division, which provides custom content and news for the nation’s premier health care organizations, including the California HealthCare Foundation, the National Partnership for Women and Families, Interact for Health and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She also earned a Master’s in Health Communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Kate Ackerman