The Patient Experience Project (PEP) has announced the hiring of Matthew Cornelius as director, patient engagement. Cornelius provides oversight, strategic direction, and leadership for the agency’s patient relationship management offering, PEPpartners. He is based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Before joining PEP, Cornelius held director of business development and engagement director roles at Patient Health Perspectives, LLC in Chicago. Previously, he was a creative and digital media account director at Firstline Media, also in Chicago, where he oversaw accounts for such clients as Astra Zeneca, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Army Reserve. Additionally, he has experience as a media relations manager, having developed and executed media strategies for clients that included Major League Baseball, Bayer, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
“Matt’s wide range of experience in biopharmaceutical advertising, patient engagement, and media relations give him a unique perspective when building strategy for a client,” said Kristin Phillips, PEP’s managing director of content strategy and patient relationship management. “He’s results driven with an eye toward improving patient outcomes, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team.”
Cornelius earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, and film, with honors, from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and a master’s degree in communications, public relations, and advertising from DePaul University in Chicago.
About the Patient Experience Project
PEP is a full-service, patient-centric communications firm serving the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. PEP’s unique, nationally recognized approach centers around the collaboration of the foremost disease experts—patients themselves—to co-create authentic programs and content for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. PEP has been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies in 2017 by Inc. magazine, and honored as a “Best Places to Work” company by the Albany Business Review. Learn more about career opportunities.