NEW YORK — Lippe Taylor has named Megan Svensen as executive VP of healthcare. Svensen joins at a time when the agency’s healthcare team is expanding to accommodate new clients in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. She most recently was a W2O Group managing director.

MINNEAPOLIS  — Maccabee has promoted Jean Hill to executive VP and hired Christine Scherping as a VP. Hill co-manages the Minneapolis agency and leads a variety of healthcare, real estate, manufacturing and technology accounts, along with staff professional development and talent management.  Scherping is a former VP and managing supervisor with Carmichael Lynch Relate.

ST. PAUL, MN — Beehive Strategic Communication has added Luke Gillespie as account director. In this role, he will manage strategic initiatives, media relations and internal communications for a portfolio of healthcare, education and financial services clients.  Most recently, Gillespie was responsible for leading business-to-business accounts at Kohnstamm Communications.

SCOTTSDALE, AZAmendola Communications has hired Louie Holwerk as a senior writer. A healthcare IT writer and content marketer, Holwerk will create a wide variety of PR and marketing materials for the agency’s healthcare/healthcare IT clients. Prior to joining Amendola, he led the strategic messaging, PR writing and content marketing efforts at ZirMed.

WASHINGTON — Crosby Marketing Communications announced today that it has added three professionals to its client services team in the firm’s Washington office. Andrew Bellows has been hired as Director, integration management and Fiona Galliani and Wynne Kirchner join as associate integration managers.