Ronne Ostby is an experienced social marketer and health communication professional with nearly 25 years of experience. She is an expert in applying communication and marketing principles to consumer campaigns on a range of health concerns, including COVID-19, drug and alcohol use, tobacco use, prescription drug misuse, suicide prevention, sexual assault, and youth violence prevention. Ronne has worked with both public and private clients including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Defense (DoD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Currently, Ronne oversees behavior change, social marketing research, and program development at Fors Marsh Group. She is also Project Director for the HHS’ national campaign to slow the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccination. Previously, Ronne was the Deputy Director for Public Communication and Marketing for the White House National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. She has also taught Public Communication Theory and Social Marketing at American University in Washington, D.C.
Ronne received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at the University of Mary and received her master’s in public communication at American University.