Gail S. Thornton, founder of Worldview Communications (http://worldviewcomms.com), is an accomplished communications executive with global experience in pharmaceuticals/health care, biotechnology, information technology, nutritionals, medical devices and veterinary medicine, having worked for major pharmaceutical firms. She has a track record in managing U.S. and international communications, corporate and franchise public relations, media relations, employee communications, issues management and industry analyst relations. Thornton holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Rider University, Lawrenceville, N.J., and an M.A. degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. She is currently completing a Ph.D. degree in Health Sciences at Seton Hall University.
She is a published author on topics relating to international communications and emerging markets in the Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, Global Health Governance online journal, PR Strategist, Frontline magazine of the International Public Relations Association and Pharmaceutical Executive magazine. Currently she serves on the Board of Overseers of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and is a member of the Foreign Press Association. She received the Distinguished Alumna Service Award for Leadership from Seton Hall University and was nominated twice for the Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America. She is the past recipient of the Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Achievement Award.