KANSAS, USA // Over the course of her 20+ years in the business, Wendy has seen healthcare communications from nearly every angle. From handling hospital public relations to managing biotech accounts at a Silicon Valley ad agency to developing award-winning healthcare campaigns at Fleishman-Hillard to her role as executive vice president at Intouch Solutions, Wendy knows the industry backward and forward. During her 15 years at Intouch, Wendy helped grow the firm into a $100,000,000 pharmaceutical ad agency, named five times as "Agency of the Year.”
Whether she’s being interviewed for podcasts, writing articles for industry publications, testifying to the FDA or simply retweeting a noteworthy story, Wendy never forgets that there’s always more to learn. With a special interest in social media, Wendy has a loyal Twitter following at @wendyblackburn where she shares industry observations in 280 characters or less.
Recognized with a number of awards throughout her career, Wendy says says the most meaningful are those supporting her mentorship of other women in the industry, including being named to MM&M’s Hall of Femme, KC Business Magazine’s Influential Women of Kansas City, and most recently, one of KC Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.
Wendy loves travel, wine, and spending time outside every chance she gets. She currently resides in the Kansas City area with her husband Darren and their two dogs, Ricky and Bobbi.