Kathryn PayneSenior Vice President of Corporate Communications and External Affairs
Katie Payne is senior vice president of corporate affairs and head of communications and public affairs at AMAG. Her responsibilities include directing AMAG’s internal, external and product communications, corporate brand strategy, advocacy programs and government relations. Katie joined AMAG in early 2014 and has led the communications strategy for five significant business development transactions, including AMAG’s transformative acquisition of Lumara Health in 2014. By driving pivotal conversations with key policymakers and health experts, Katie has helped ensure that AMAG continues to meet the needs of patients and providers through increased education, support and access.
Katie also oversees AMAG’s corporate responsibility and community affairs activities and has played a key role in the company’s efforts to collaborate with healthcare experts and advocacy groups to better understand and address root causes to systemic barriers to better health outcomes. Under Katie’s leadership, AMAG has engaged leading maternal and minority health experts to identify and break down barriers to optimal outcomes in maternal and neonatal health caused by health inequities, particularly related to preterm birth. In 2016, Katie also launched a robust employee volunteer program, which provides AMAG employees with volunteer opportunities with organizations such as Girls on the Run, Life Sciences Cares and March of Dimes, including March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies. Katie is also a member of the Boston-Manchester March of Dimes board of directors.
Katie joined AMAG from a global public affairs and strategic communications firm where she spent a decade advising multinational healthcare companies on communications, public affairs and advocacy matters, with a special focus on reputation and issues management. Earlier in her career, Katie served as a communications associate at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and as a healthcare research associate at Forrester Research, a publicly traded research and advisory firm.
Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and business management and a master’s degree in communications.