Becky Chidester

Becky Chidester

President at Wunderman Health
New York, United States

About me

Becky Chidester is Founder & President of Wunderman’s Global Health Group and an officer of WPP’s Healthcare Communications Network. Uniting specialists in digital and data from the world’s largest direct marketing agency, Becky created a consumer-centric healthcare offering that has become one of the most successful business units within Wunderman.

Becky’s passion for CRM and building brand loyalty is based on a deep understanding that companies have to evolve their marketing activities from programs and campaigns into a strategic discipline that facilitates long term relationships between brands and their customers. A thought leader on building trust between empowered consumers and the healthcare companies that want to reach them, Becky helps businesses earn the confidence from individuals that drives greater engagement and activation. Additionally, Becky is often called on for her turn-around capabilities to re-focus or re-purpose organizations in times of transition.

Prior to her current roles, Becky was the President of Wunderman's New York office, where she rebuilt the data/insights practice and oversaw the launch of the agency’s first social monitoring program. Earlier in her career, Becky served as CEO of RTC Relationship Marketing in Washington DC where she transformed the agency from a pure play Direct Marketing organization to a direct, data and digital powerhouse.

Becky was the first woman to be appointed to Wunderman’s executive team. She uses her position to encourage the recognition of women’s accomplishments and launched Women@Wunderman, an internal initiative whose mission is to strengthen Wunderman’s organizational commitment to attract, develop and retain more women in leadership roles.

Positions

President
April 2010 - Present (8 years 7 months)
Wunderman Health is a global healthcare marketing agency that integrates data and creative to amplify brand awareness, drive acquisition, and strengthen customer relationships. Clients across healthcare sectors include pharmaceutical and biotechnology, insurance and provider systems, and medical device and technology.
President
Wunderman
October 2007 - November 2010 (3 years 1 month)
President of New York office, P&L management, new business, client and professional staff development.

Wunderman is a digital and direct marketing agency that combines creativity and data to drive results for clients. Founded in 1958 by Lester Wunderman, the agency partners with brands to drive deeper engagement with individuals. Clients served by Wunderman NY span a range of industries from financial services, CPG, retail to telecommunications and technology.
COO
Wunderman
2005 - October 2007 (2 years 9 months)
CEO & President
RTC Relationship Marketing
1988 - 2005 (17 years)
Transformed the once political communications shop into a vibrant and growing nationally-recognized marketing services agency serving blue chip clients such as Bristol Myers, NASDAQ, AARP and Time Warner Cable. While CEO & President, RTC's work for Schering-Plough (Claritin) and Mead Johnson Nutritionals (Enfamil) CRM programs were recognized by the DMA as two of the top 10 relationship marketing efforts of the 1990s. Acquired by WPP in 1987, RTC later came under the Wunderman umbrella in 2002.

Education

1976 - Present (42 years 10 months)

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