SAN FRANCISCO — Paddi Hurley has joined Allison as managing director of health, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the role.

Hurley will be responsible for growing Allison’s health practice by leading US new business and contributing to global growth efforts. She will also serve as a senior counselor to key health accounts across the agency.

Hurley joins most recently from Lippe Taylor Group, where she launched the health portfolio at health and wellness agency Twelvenote. She previously was a Weber Shandwick senior VP.

“Hurley has a track record of successfully launching health portfolios with double digit growth,” said global chairman and CEO Scott Allison. “We are thrilled to have Paddi join the team. She brings an in-depth understanding of the complex and diverse stakeholders within the sector, including healthcare professionals, consumers, policymakers, and the business community.”