CHPA Names Emily Skor Vice President, Communications & Alliance Development

Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2011)—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today announced that Emily Skor has been selected to serve as CHPA’s vice president of communications & alliance development.  She will begin her work at the association on February 14.

Reporting to CHPA President and CEO Scott M. Melville, Ms. Skor will oversee and provide strategic direction for all association communications, media relations, public education, brand management, consumer and market research, and strategic partnerships.  She will also oversee the CHPA Educational Foundation and serve as a member of the association’s senior management team.

“Emily brings to CHPA an outstanding record of developing and implementing strategic communications campaigns that raise awareness, build support, and educate consumers and other stakeholders,” Melville said.  “She’ll be a great addition to the CHPA management team and will ensure the association effectively highlights the role and value of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements in our nation’s healthcare system.”

Skor most recently served as senior vice president, Dezenhall Resources, a nationally-recognized high-stakes communications firm, where for over a decade she counseled Fortune 500 companies and industry associations in the healthcare sector, among others.  Prior to her agency experience at Dezenhall Resources, Ms. Skor managed public affairs and public relations programs for government agencies, non-profits, and industry associations as a senior account executive at Cohn & Wolf.

"CHPA’s member companies provide over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements that help keep millions of American families healthy and strong every day," said Skor. "I look forward to leading the association’s efforts to communicate the value of these products in the midst of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.”

Skor is an alumna of Wellesley College, where she received a B.A. with honors in political science.

Contacts: Elizabeth Funderburk and Katie Bryan, 202.429.9260

CHPA is the 130-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements.