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MacDougall Names New Managing Partners

Leadership Team Will Drive the Firm’s Strategic Growth Initiatives

Natick, Mass., September 22, 2020—MacDougall Advisors, Inc. (formerly MacDougall Biomedical Communications), a strategic communications and business advisory firm working with leading public and private healthcare innovation companies around the world, today announced three new Managing Partners. Lisa Parks, Carl Cummings and Karen Sharma will join Kari Watson and Doug MacDougall as Managing Partners, driving the firm’s strategic growth initiatives in healthcare and biotech. The leadership team will also continue to reinforce the company’s commitment to MacDougall’s team, culture and client service.

“While working with some of the most innovative businesses in healthcare, biotechnology and digital health, we have built a talented team of communications, investor relations and creative consultants who love our role in helping to build some of the best companies in this industry,” said Doug MacDougall, Managing Partner of MacDougall. “This leadership team will join me as we continue our mission of helping our clients in their quest to improve lives and growing MacDougall as the go-to strategic communications agency for biotech and healthcare organizations.”

  • Karen has been with MacDougall for eight years. While leading the firm’s corporate communications and media relations practice, Karen has found the time to build MacDougall’s digital health practice that advises some of the top companies in the sector.
  • Carl has been with MacDougall for over a decade, establishing the creative and digital practice and growing a talented team of designers and developers that craft beautiful visual stories and effective communications solutions.
  • Lisa has been with MacDougall for eight years. In addition to serving as General Counsel, she has led the company’s efforts to redefine the employee experience, foster an exceptional culture and increase employee engagement and retention.

“We founded MacDougall almost 19 years ago to deliver senior level communications counsel and outstanding client service to leading companies in the biotech and healthcare arena. Lisa, Carl and Karen have each played a major role in strengthening our firm, developing our team, growing our client base and ensuring we have fun while working hard,” said Kari Watson, Managing Partner of MacDougall.

MacDougall specializes in strategic business and communications advisory services for private and public healthcare and biotechnology organizations. The team believes that clear and consistent messaging is the cornerstone to building credibility and successful corporate brands. MacDougall’s clients come from all sectors of healthcare innovation and include biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device and digital health companies. The team also works with leading hospitals, universities, venture capital and patient advocacy groups.

About MacDougall

MacDougall is a team of experienced, multi-talented consultants providing an integrated suite of communications services to organizations creating innovation in biomedicine and healthcare. We are passionate about helping our clients in their quest to improve patients’ lives. For over 18 years, we have successfully fostered the growth of the biotech sector by working with companies and organizations to build credibility, visibility and valuation. We are strategists and scientists, storytellers and artists, thinkers and doers working together to achieve your business goals.



Karen Sharma