BRENTWOOD, Tenn. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National healthcare communications and public affairs firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. announced today that Tim Stewart, former director of outreach for the Illinois State Medical Society, has joined the firm as a senior advisor in the company’s Chicago office.
“Tim’s experience with physicians and politics is right in our sweet spot, and we’re delighted to have him on our team,” said David Jarrard, president and CEO of Jarrard Inc. “As healthcare providers across the country more closely align with physicians, leaders are looking for smart, strategic counsel on how to work in tandem with doctors to further strengthen healthcare.”
Stewart is located in the firm’s Chicago office, which also recently added national media specialist Michael Shmarak. Located in the epicenter of healthcare thought leadership and trade media, the firm’s Chicago team plays a key role in establishing Jarrard Inc.’s national footprint and in working with healthcare providers across the broader Midwest region, where consolidation and collaboration are reshaping the delivery system.
“I’m excited to help physicians and healthcare providers more deeply engage as they navigate this time of immense transformation,” Stewart said. “Joining such an accomplished team and utilizing my experience with physicians is a great opportunity to help make an impact on the industry.”
Previously, Stewart worked at the Illinois State Medical Society as the director of outreach. His comprehensive grassroots efforts deepened relationships with physicians throughout the state, and he led a number of engagement efforts around issues facing physicians in today’s challenging environment.
Prior to the Illinois State Medical Society, Stewart was a marketing associate at McDougal Littell, a widely known textbook publisher, where he led marketing efforts and directed one of the Advanced & Elective division’s largest annual marketing initiatives. Stewart began his career as a national finance intern with the Obama for Illinois campaign, leading voter outreach efforts and organizing nationwide fundraisers for the campaign’s Chicago headquarters.
Stewart received his bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College. He is currently pursuing his master’s in predictive analytics at Northwestern University.
About Jarrard Inc.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., with an office in Chicago, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is the nation’s premier strategic communications and public affairs firm for healthcare providers experiencing a time of significant change, challenge or opportunity. The firm publishes healthcare newsletter Inside Baseball and ranks among the top 15 healthcare PR firms in the U.S. As a member of The Advisory Board, the firm is part of a collaborative effort to elevate performance and solve some of healthcare’s most pressing issues. For more information, visit jarrardinc.com or follow us @JarrardInc or @Jarrard_IB.