Cohn & Wolfe's Rachi Govil Named to PRWeek's Annual 40 Under 40 List


New York – August 1, 2017 – Cohn & Wolfe, a global communications agency, is proud to announce that Rachi Govil, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director, New York Healthcare, has been named to PRWeek’s annual ranking of the top 40 communications professionals under the age of 40.

Of Govil’s many accomplishments, PRWeek said:

Rachi Govil has helped build Cohn & Wolfe’s New York Healthcare practice into one the most notable groups within the agency.

Her passion for public health blossomed early in her career when she was involved in a number of initiatives, including her marketing and communications programs on youth tobacco control with state health departments designed to empower teens to understand the mechanics of tobacco company marketing. Her work in that arena earned her national recognition by former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

In her career with FleishmanHillard, she learned the ins and outs of healthcare communications on campaigns, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation college tour launch and data publicity for one of the first drugs approved for Alzheimer’s treatment.

After joining Cohn & Wolfe, where she’s been a member of the team for the past 12 years, she has led some of the healthcare practice’s largest accounts and secured two of its three largest pieces of business. Govil has a strong track record of growing business and delivering quality work, strong counsel, and diversified offerings, while developing deep relationships across all client touchpoints.

In 2016, she launched Sanofi Genzyme’s vs.MS, an integrated, multi-stakeholder, and global campaign utilizing an interactive media platform to shed light on the impact of MS. The campaign became a marquee example of C&W’s digital and mobile strategies.

  • When a client faced a large issues project, Govil moved in-house for nine months to run project management globally. The project led to several accolades, including an award typically reserved for in-house employees.
  • During a $250,000 client project, Govil grew the business into one of the healthcare practice's largest accounts, maintaining the business year-over-year and increasing it by 1,700% over five years.

Govil, who joined Cohn & Wolfe in 2005, has helped build the New York Healthcare practice into one the most successful groups within Cohn & Wolfe, with six straight years of double-digit growth. Govil runs some of the practice’s largest accounts, and was a key player in securing two of its three largest pieces of business.
Govil is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and has served as a judge for its Silver Anvil Awards program, She also organizes donation drives for local women’s and children’s centers.