Tonic Life Communications, a global healthcare public relations and communications agency, announced the appointment of Ann Bartling to the position of Managing Director in the agency’s European headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Ann joins Tonic from Edelman where she recently led the firm’s UK and European health practice, having spent 13 years within the health practice in both Chicago and London.
With the appointment, Ann takes on leadership of Tonic’s European offering, providing strategic counsel and direction to the agency’s diverse healthcare client base and steering growth as Tonic continues to expand globally. Ann will report directly to Tonic Global CEO, Maryellen Royle.
“Ann is a welcomed addition to our Tonic global executive team, bringing with her a proven, long-standing career in healthcare communications in Europe and the US,” said Royle. “We look forward to continuing to boost our Tonic EU presence and service offerings with Ann’s energy and expertise in the healthcare space.”
Ann brings a wealth of expertise to Tonic with over 25 years in the healthcare industry, during which time she has steered European, global and US communications programs for clients spanning the breadth of health and wellness brands.
“I am thrilled to join the Tonic team and look forward to building an expanded offering and presence in Europe. Tonic has a great heritage in Europe and expertise in bringing strategic and creative solutions to Health clients,” said Bartling.