Wendy Lund oversees WPP’s (big ad conglomerate) work supporting health and wellness clients. Lund spent most of the last two years leading communications for Merck spinoff Organon, which is dedicated to advancing women’s health.
Lund started at Organon in January 2021 after spending a decade at the helm of GCI Health, a WPP agency.
Under Lund’s watch, GCI Health grew from 30 people to more than 300 people globally, spread across 16 offices, including a fast-growing European operation and an Asian footprint.
From an early age, Wendy Lund’s entrepreneurial mindset was inspired by her father, a CFO of a major retail chain in New York, who taught her about the power of building something from the ground up.
The spark that ignited when Lund was an undergraduate student in history and women’s studies at the University of Albany and then a graduate student in women’s history at NYU brought her to the National League of Nursing, where she championed the lives and livelihoods of nurse educators, who were predominantly women at the time. It was a role that later led her to Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), where she became VP of Marketing.
To drive her love of commercial growth and competitive spirit, Lund went agency side to apply her expertise to erasing stigma in various areas like HIV, Hepatitis C, sexual health, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, breast cancer, and more. She strove to be a true thought partner for healthcare organizations across the private and public sectors.