Accomplished Lobbyist specializing in health care reform eager to contribute exceptional management, legislative writing, and relationship-building expertise toward supporting the employer
in meeting goals and objectives.
- Extensive experience in driving federal legislative activities and issues related to insurance.
Serve as delegate on key issues and resourcefully advocate issues through various legislation.
Collaboratively influence bill passage favorable to membership and the organization.
Proven success in efficiently dealing with government relations, membership advocacy, and committee support.
Considerable expertise in legislative analysis, emerging trend analysis and building coalitions.
Decisive, prudent and committed to remaining well connected and informed.
Excel in policy analysis and development, lobbying, research, and communications.
NPAF (National Patient Advocate Foundation), Washington, DC, 2010 to Present
Senior Vice President of Federal Legislative Affairs
Strategically track and analyze legislative initiatives focused on insurance proposals which impact access to health care.
Formulate and provide responses to support NPAF access initiatives aimed at reforming insurance deliverables and models in private and public sector.
Serve as NPAF subject matter expert on regulatory and legislative aspects of insurance matters.
Exercise strong critical thinking abilities to prepare analyses which address content of legislation and its affect on patients and access to healthcare.
Initiate and maintain effective relations with members and staff of Appropriations Committees of House and Senate to assure PAF annual request is favorably positioned.
Proactively establish and maintain relationships with other organizations related to health insurance.
Proficiently team with cross-functional personnel and consultants to devise and implement winning strategies and initiatives.
Renaissance Group International, Inc. (RGI), Germantown, MD, 2008 to 2010
- Provided consultative guidance and leadership to clients in health care industry.
- Cultivated, nurtured and maintained productive relationships with various organizations, pivotal to advancing goal attainment related to legislative activities.
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Professional Experience continued
America s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Washington, DC, 2003 to 2008
Director, Federal Legislative Affairs
Spearheaded legislative activities on Capitol Hill by arranging meetings with congressional staff to explore and address issues surrounding health care insurance.
Served as primary representative of AHIP at major insurance conferences nationwide.
Successfully impacted legislation associated with products represented by membership and served as a delegate to White House Conference on Aging.
Played a central role in working on several bills which passed for membership by influencing close cooperation with governmental agencies.
Significantly contributed to development of several pieces of legislation and crafted strategies to pass the legislation.
Innovatively designed comparisons for parallel pieces of legislation, such as same-subject legislation introduced by several members, companion legislation in House and Senate, or submission by different legislators on same subject.
Served as Executive Director for non-profit coalition sponsored by AHIP, Americans for Long Term Care Security .
Insured Management Associates/Fox Insurance (MGU), Kansas, 1996 to 2003
Resident Senior Marketing Manager and Compliance Coordinator
Provided consultative leadership regarding implementation of programs including medical, group life, group STD and LTD (short-term disability and long-term disability), and Workers Compensation.
Promoted and coordinated services for liability, employee worksite sales, and administration.
Fostered and maintained relationships and compliance among carriers, intermediaries, reinsurers, underwriters, accounting department, claims staff, etc.
American Insurance Managers (MGU), Georgia, 1990 to 1996
Resident Regional Marketing Manager
Analyzed, formulated, launched and coordinated compelling marketing strategies for Northeast Region comprised of 13 states.
Effectively grew territory from start-up phase to mature, revenue-rich territory.
Seamlessly liaised between brokers and third-party administrators to facilitate underwriting, claims, and policy requirements.
Oversaw all due diligence activities on both brokers and third-party administrators.
Prior background includes service with US Army Honor Guard; honorably discharged.
B.S., Psychology, Hood College, Frederick, MD
National Honor Society for Psychology; Dean s List
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