Samantha Garrard helps RH Strategic’s healthcare and technology clients share their stories by leveraging strong relationships with the media.
With expertise in the healthcare industry, Samantha excels at developing well-rounded communications strategies. Her ability to think outside the box has enabled her to develop forward-thinking PR plans for a variety of clients.
In addition to securing media placements in The New York Times, GeekWire and major healthcare industry trade publications such as American Healthcare, MedCity News, Healthcare Dive and Benefits Pro, Samantha has coordinated many successful client events, including a nationwide campaign that brought a tech startup’s message to Chicago, Dallas, and other cities across the country.
Samantha began her career as an intern for United States Senator Patty Murray (WA) before moving into marketing and PR in the private sector. She earned an MBA and a BA in Public Affairs from Seattle University, where she graduated top of her class and co-authored two academic papers published in The Journal of Public Policy.
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I’m proudest of…
My passion for people. Every day, I get the opportunity to work with clients changing the status quo in their industries, with reporters searching for new perspectives and with members of the local community looking to build lasting partnerships. Fostering these relationships requires empathy, trust and creativity – all of which fuel my work at RH.