CG Life Appoints Science Communications Veteran Susan Stipa to Lead Public Relations Department

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Appointment Marks Full Integration of McDAY into CG Life

CHICAGO & PHILADELPHIA & SAN DIEGO & DENVER, Jun 21, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CG Life, an integrated digital marketing and communications agency specializing in life science and healthcare, has appointed seasoned public relations executive Susan Stipa to the role of Executive Vice President of Public Relations. Her appointment will help drive the company’s growth in the area of strategic communications at a critical time as life science and healthcare organizations reemerge and begin engaging key audiences once again.

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Susan Stipa, EVP of Public Relations for CG Life (Photo: Business Wire)

Since 2015, Stipa led and grew her Philadelphia-based science communications agency, McDAY, which CG Life acquired in early 2020. She has continued to lead the firm as a wholly owned subsidiary of CG Life since the acquisition. With her appointment as leader of the combined public relations group at CG Life, the McDAY brand will be retired and absorbed into CG Life.

"With the success Susan has experienced in Philadelphia, we were smart enough to not rock that boat, opting instead to support her as he has operated independently. This year, however, we collectively came to realize that we can do much more and better support clients by being fully integrated," said CG Life Managing Partner Erik Clausen. "So, we decided to completely unify and create a much larger communications group with a more diverse set of skills and experience. Susan is doing a remarkable job leading that integration and it feels like a very natural step in CG Life’s growth and evolution."

A chemical process engineer by trade with more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Stipa has combined technical knowledge, communication expertise, team-building and leadership throughout her career. For the past five years, she has served on the board of PDE, pharma’s oldest trade association. Previously, she was SVP and Commercial Director for Foster Wheeler’s pharmaceutical division, and began her career path as a process engineer for Roche.

"The energy and creativity we have within the CG Life team is incredible. As a combined team, we have an unmatched depth and breadth of expertise to help emerging and established life science and healthcare organizations to tell their stories in better ways," said Stipa. "As part of a larger, more powerful team, we will continue to combine scientific understanding with smart creativity to generate success and revenue through marketing and communications."

About CG Life

Propelled by science since 2003, CG Life uses smart strategies and technology to integrate inspirational creative, insightful content, clever communications and digital platforms to create and elevate leading and disruptive life science and healthcare brands. In addition, CG Life supports emerging and early-stage companies through The Market Element, a CG Life Agency. For more, visit or connect with the team on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook or at our next block party.

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Erik Clausen
Managing Partner
CG Life

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