PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior change experts of Ogilvy & Mather (, and a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (, today announced Jill Lesiak, vice president, creative director at the network's Parsippany-based agency, Ogilvy CommonHealth, was named an industry Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) at its 26th Woman of the Year award luncheon held today at the Hilton in New York City.

An Ogilvy CommonHealth employee for nearly five years, Ms. Lesiak has an extensive background in healthcare communications copywriting. With her career spanning more than a decade, she has worked within multiple categories in the market, including cardiovascular, oncology, respiratory, rheumatology, and vaccines.

"Jill is a positive force to be reckoned with in this or any industry -- a creative leader who is highly respected by her team, peers, and clients a like," shared Scott Watson, EVP, chief creative officer of Ogilvy CommonHealth, who nominated Ms. Lesiak. "She is one of the best mentors anyone could have, and a masterful manager who keeps everyone motivated and inspired. Nothing impedes her passion and dedication towards her brands and her team. She is an inspiration to all, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of being named a Rising Star."

Those selected by the HBA as Rising Stars are considered up-and-coming professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields. Nominated by HBA's corporate members, the Rising Stars represent various career stages and disciplines, and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements and proven attention to advancing their careers.

The HBA is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in the healthcare industry. Headquartered in New Jersey with chapters and affiliates nationwide, the HBA provides educational opportunities for both women and men to develop cutting-edge industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships; and serves as a conduit for research on career advancement issues. For further information on the HBA or to read more about all the honorees, please go to

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. Our global headquarters are in Parsippany, NJ, with additional hubs in New York, London, Paris and Singapore. We maintain multiple additional offices in markets critical to our clients' global aspirations. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including behavioral insights, content strategy and management, digital, interactive and new media services, marketing analytics and research, media planning and buying, medical education, payer marketing and market access, professional advertising and promotion, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, sales training development, social media and social listening, and wellness and consumer advertising and promotion. The network also offers scientific communications and publications planning services through a wholly owned separate legal entity. The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

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Beth Paulino
Kerianne Slattery
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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