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Kimberly A. White

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

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Ms. White joined Vertex in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading the global corporate communications function, spanning product communications, media relations, digital and social communications, internal communications, corporate social responsibility and community affairs. Ms. White also oversees Vertex’s Thomas M. Menino Learning Lab – a collaboration with the Boston Public School system to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education through hands-on learning.

Prior to joining Vertex, Ms. White spent seven years at Edelman, where she headed the agency's global health sector and led a team of 600 people worldwide. During her time at Edelman, Ms. White developed and implemented U.S. and global communications programs for a wide variety of companies and organizations in the healthcare industry. Before Edelman, she was the Chief Communications Officer at Baxter International Inc., where she led Baxter's global communications function. Ms. White also spent more than 15 years with Ogilvy PR Worldwide, including as the Co-Managing Director of the agency's global healthcare practice.

In 2017, Ms. White was recognized as one of the top 10 health influencers by PR Week. She also served as a 2017 Cannes Health Lions Pharma Juror. Ms. White received her bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Northwestern University.