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California Medical Association announces new vice president of communications



July 18, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy 

The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Laura Braden Quigley has joined CMA as the organization’s new vice president of communications. In her new role, Braden Quigley will oversee CMA’s strategic communications including internal and external communications.


“Laura has made a name for herself as a capable and versatile communications expert who has the skills to rise to any challenge,” CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran said. “Her experience and vision align with our organization’s short- and long-term goals, and we are excited to have her on our team.”


A native of Tennessee, Braden Quigley’s career has taken her across the country to serve in a variety of public relations and communications roles. She worked as a senior account manager for the Washington, DC-based public affairs firm, DCI Group, from 2003-2006; deputy communications director for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2006-2008; and vice president for Mercury Public Affairs from 2008-2010 before opening up her own firm in 2011. She managed business communications for the Sacramento Kings from 2014-2016, and has worked on political campaigns at the local, state and federal level.


“Supporting CMA’s mission to promote the health of our state requires a leader that understands today’s policy, political and public relations landscape,” Corcoran said. “Laura has shown that ability, and we are confident she is the right person for the job.”

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