PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - HLS, the founding CommonHealth medical-education unit, today announced the promotion of Mary Anderson to president. Ms. Anderson advances to her new position from her previous rank of general manager.

CommonHealth ( is the world's leading healthcare-communications network and a WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( company.

In her new role, Ms. Anderson will assume primary responsibility for HLS. Ms. Anderson will also be charged with innovating program offerings in anticipation of the ever-changing healthcare environment to meet the educational needs of clients, physicians and patients. In addition, she will continue to manage the HLS leadership committee, oversee all client activity and serve on the CommonHealth executive committee.

Ms. Anderson has been employed with HLS for 3 years and has an expansive background in medical education. With more than 20 years of experience and having held top executive level positions at many medical education companies, including ACCESS Medica Group; MPE Communications; and her own company, The Right Angle (TRA), Ms. Anderson is an expert in promotional and accredited medical-education programming. She has developed live events, curricula, publication strategies and disease-specific initiatives in most therapeutic categories, both in the United States and globally.

As president, Ms. Anderson will report to Stacey Singer, managing partner of CommonHealth, responsible for the medical education units in the network.

"In the 3 years that Mary has been with HLS, she has fruitfully utilized her keen insight and precise instinct to keep ahead of the curve and develop strategic solutions to meet the pressing needs facing our clients. I have no doubt that as she takes the reigns as president, her list of achievements will grow, bringing HLS to even greater heights," stated Stacey Singer.

CommonHealth comprises HLS, Altum, Carbon, CommonHealth London, CommonHealth Paris, Conectics, Earthborn, EvoLogue, Ferguson, MBS/Vox, Noesis, ProCom, Qi and Solara. The organization also maintains numerous partnerships both within and outside of the WPP network of companies.

Contact Information: Contact: Beth Paulino or Kerianne McGuire CommonHealth (973) 352-1000