DUBLIN — Global health communications specialist Evoke Kyne has promoted Dante DelVecchio to its senior management team, as the firm continues to grow post-merger.

DelVecchio joined Evoke as an account executive 10 years ago in Philadephia and will continue to oversee key client engagements in infectious diseases, vaccines and immuno-oncology.

He will report to Philadelphia MD Stephanie DeViteri, who said: “During his decade-long tenure with the company, Dante has risen through the ranks to become a strong team leader and trusted client partner, playing an integral role in the growth of our business. As part of this new position, Dante will take on a greater role in business development and in driving company thought leadership.”

DelVecchio told PRovoke Media: “It’s been a tremendous year for us, and we’ve hit a good stride post-merger in terms of integration and culture. In the new role I’ll have more of a hand in putting us in front of some new opportunities, as well as supporting key clients in areas that are very timely right now: it’s very exciting to be working on the frontline.”

He will also continue to be involved with global advocacy and communications group Pandemic Action Network, which was set up in April this year by a number of partners including Evoke Kyne to effect policy and behavioural change around Covid-19 and future epidemics.

Evoke Kyne was formed after Huntsworth bought a majority share in David Kyne’s Dublin agency in May 2019 and merged the healthcare specialist with its healthcare agency Evoke PR & Influence.

The merged 100-strong agency has continued to hire and grow revenue throughout the pandemic, and has made a number of other senior appointments, including Molly Grodin, a health communications professional with experience in corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and global public health, as vice president in New York.

Most recently, Grodin was director of strategic communications for the Population Council, a global non-profit research organization addressing critical health and development issues. She also worked at non-profit EngenderHealth and Edelman. In her new role,Grodin will help lead one of the agency’s newest client engagements in global public health as well as support new business this area.

Other recent promotions include Silje Lier to vice president, social strategy and Christy Loringer to vice president.