Kirstin Dawson

VP, Account Director, San Francisco

Kirstin joins Addison Whitney bringing over 10 years of healthcare marketing experience with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. An experienced leader, she has dedicated her career to partnering with industry pacesetters such as AstraZeneca, Biogen Idec, BMS, Pfizer and Shire to launch brands and grow existing business. She excels in strategizing with her clients to develop pre- and post-launch marketing plans that result in award-winning, meaningful work.

  • Get to know Kirstin

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  • What is your favorite quote?

    "You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen." - Michelle Obama

  • How do you unwind?

    I enjoy cooking and trying out new healthy recipes, practicing Pilates, being outdoors and exploring my new home state of California, and catching up on the latest Netflix series.

  • What is the personal accomplishment you’re most proud of?

    Of course, I am unabashedly proud of my two young daughters, Payton and Teagan, but personally, I am very proud of the decisions I've made and relationships I've cultivated through my career. Every career move I've made has been for something I truly wanted. Life is too short to be working just "another job." Whether it be with colleagues or clients, I treat each like I would family or close friends - with my respect and honesty - which has led to many long-lasting friendships.

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