NEW YORK — Alexandra Canale has been promoted to managing director of Uncapped Communications, a GCI specialty agency that works with bio and medical technology companies.

Canale, a seven-year GCI vet, will be responsible for driving growth and helping clients through hallmark events from funding rounds, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions to product launches and pipeline developments.

Canale has been serving in the MD role on an interim basis since Victoria Fort departed last year to lead Frontier Medicines’ corporate affairs.

“At this pivotal time for the biotechnology industry, organizations and executives need communication partners who are nimble, strongly grounded in scientific knowledge and expert at driving corporate reputation,” said GCI Group global CEO Kristin Cahill, to whom Canale will continue to report. “Alex and the team at uncapped embrace a truly entrepreneurial spirit, working with some of the most cutting-edge companies in the world to celebrate their science and technology and show their value to a wide variety of stakeholders.”