L. Washington, DC
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 Ackerman is a Managing Director on FGS Global’s Health team, an integrated public relations, government affairs, and research team that has designed strategic plans for client companies on a range of health-related issues.
As a strategic communications professional, Kate specializes in content creation, media relations, crisis communications, brand positioning, and public affairs. 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 earned, owned, and paid media campaigns.
Kate has worked with a broad range of health care clients, from insurers to health information technology firms to foundations. As a former journalist, Kate offers clients an insider perspective on the media landscape.
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 was born in Canada and raised in Newport, R.I. She 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, where she wrote a thesis on the media’s coverage of the 2009-2010 health care reform proposals.