AHCA names Myers new VP of policy and government relations
Capitol Hill veteran Jeff Myers is the American Health Care Association's new go-to government relations' lobbyist, the organization announced Monday.
Myers, who is now an AHCA senior vice president, is replacing David Hebert. Myers has worked for Rep. Don Sundquist, Rep. Alex McMillan and Rep. Fred Upton. He was McMillan's lead health staff member during the healthcare reform efforts of 1994 and was Upton's legislative director and health staff for the health subcommittee on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Myers then spent 10 years representing the pharmaceutical industry in Washington, working on issues such as Medicare reimbursement and coverage, approval standards for biosimiliars, and pharmacy control issues. He previously held positions at Hoffman-LaRoche, Pharmacia and Biogen Idec.
Myers was named vice president of government affairs and public policy for Cephalon, Inc. in 2006 and served on the company's political action committee. While at Cephalon, he was a founding member of America's Specialty Medicine, an advocacy arm for the sector. Myers then launched his own “cleantech” firm in 2009 called Efficient Photon Delivery Systems, which he is in the process of selling. He has a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from Duke University.