Ford Hutman Media provides media relations, thought leadership and executive visibility to life science companies. Clients range from venture-backed startups to large cap public companies. The firm was founded by Rachel Ford Hutman, a media relations standout and global health industry connector. Rachel started her career as a reporter and excels at working with the media to bring health stories to life while still making them accessible to stakeholders. The firm works with a network of creative and technology partners to extend its core offering based on client needs.

Rachel has worked on some of the world's biggest therapies and medical technologies of all time, including the first RNAi therapy (Alnylam’s ONPATTRO), the first therapy for DMD (Sarepta’s EXONDYS 51), the first technology in the world to personalize insulin 24 hrs. a day (Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G), IBM's AI launch into healthcare (Watson Health) and Google's sister life science company (Verily). She has counseled some of the most well-known health/ technology organizations and developed communications strategies for the world's biggest brands (Verily, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Pfizer, IBM, Best Buy, Takeda, Sanofi, Shire, Brigham & Women’s, NHS), but she is most proud of her work telling patient stories.


With 15-years of communications experience, she is consistently leveraging her long-standing relationships with global agenda-setting reporters across a range of outlets from CNBC, BBC, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Today Show, Newsweek, Financial Times, Fast Company, TIME, Wired, Forbes, WSJ, NYTs, and key health trades like Modern Healthcare, Becker's Hospital Review, Digital Health Journal, GenomeWeb, BioWorld, Drug Discovery Today and many more. Rachel also has investor and analyst relations experience that adds to her ability to highlight market dynamics.

Named a Power Woman of San Diego 2020 and PRSA's PR Professional of the Year in 2011, Rachel has built a reputation for her positive energy, creativity and humor. She received her MA in communications and media studies at San Diego State University and her BA in English/ History from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Provides senior level support for leading pharma/medtech/ healthcare companies at all stages of development

Expert Media Relations

Corporate Thought Leadership

Executive Visibility

Narrative Development

Crisis Management

Drug and Device Product Development


Strategic Partners

Earned Media Coverage