John J. Seng founded Spectrum in Washington, D.C., in 1996, creating a health care communications firm focused on his appreciation for life sciences and desire to make a positive impact on human health care.
A 30-year public relations veteran, Seng also founded and chaired GLOBALHealthPR , the leading international partnership of independent, health-focused public relations firms. He now serves as senior counselor at Prosper Group Consultancy, PR and communications firm.
Before founding Spectrum, Seng directed the Washington office of the health public relations firm InterScience. Before that, he served as vice president in the health care unit of Hill and Knowlton, also in Washington, as well as a vice president at Shandwick’s Kaufman Public Relations. He began his health-care-only communications career working in New York for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Seng received a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. He served on the Board of Directors of the Progeria Research Foundation and on the Board of Visitors of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He was also a board member of the Council of Public Relations Firms, Chair of the American Diabetes Association National Capital Chapter Leadership Board, board member of the National Mental Health Association, and guest lecturer at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and at the American University School of Communications.