Agatha is passionate storyteller able to digest complex information into actionable strategies to accelerate new growth and innovation. Curious, collaborative and a constant learner, Agatha has more than 15 years of experience driving change management and leading strategic communications to help companies meet their vision through employee engagement programs, therapeutic and brand support, patient engagement programs and strategic partnerships.
Agatha is a believer in integrated, channel-agnostic solutions that engage audiences, create conversations and build communities.
Agatha currently works at Astellas, a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company, within Medical & Development Communications leading executive leadership communication and employee engagement.
Prior to Astellas, Agatha worked at AbbVie in various positions, including Global and Corporate Communications where she was responsible for overseeing the international strategies for pre-launch and on-market therapies in immunology, virology and neuroscience.
Agatha’s experience spans a variety of industries, from pharmaceuticals, healthcare and technology to consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing and financial services. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies including P&G, Hanesbrands, Kraft Foods, CKE Restaurants, ExxonMobil, Newell Brands, MillerCoors and MasterCard in a variety of capacities, including event/celebrity sponsorship, issues/crisis management, media relations, influencer engagement and executive communication. She’s served leadership roles in agencies including Weber Shandwick and O’Malley Hansen and also worked at Anheuser Busch on the innovation and trademark team.
Agatha graduated magna cum laude from St. Louis University with a double major in communication and marketing from the Olin School of Business. A native St. Louisan, Agatha currently lives in Chicago with her husband, two sons and four-legged daughter Liberty (a sweet golden retriever).