Executive Vice President, Sacramento and U.S. Director, Health Impactksiedlecki@webershandwick.com
Kathleen Siedlecki brings diverse experience in public health, integrated advocacy programs, consumer engagement and public affairs in her role leading the firm’s Sacramento, California, office and as executive vice president and U.S. director, Health Impact, for Weber Shandwick. Kathleen’s programs have a direct and measurable impact, forging strong relationships with key health stakeholders, moving public opinion, influencing policy and motivating positive health behavior change.
Working in partnership with clients, Kathleen drives the strategic direction and implementation of integrated public relations, public policy and advocacy programs designed to engage policymakers, opinion leaders and health care community thought leaders. Her work with strategic communications programs for private and public sector clients has resulted in stakeholder and consumer engagement on a broad range of health topics, including new health coverage through Covered California, children’s health, chronic diseases, vaccines, patient safety and increased funding for global health.
Previously, Kathleen was based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, as well as London. Kathleen also serves a senior advisor to clients on a wide range of health policy issues including reducing health disparities, corporate social responsibility and biomedical research issues.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Kathleen was a senior vice president and senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. In this role, she managed award-winning public health education programs, combining science-based based health information with creative campaigns designed to reach consumer audiences and motivate them to action. These programs reached key audiences through media, online engagement, partnerships and community-based events.
A native of Sacramento, Kathleen began her career on Capitol Hill with U.S. Representative Vic Fazio, D-Calif., Chairman of the Democratic Caucus and a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.