Carol A. Kelly
Kelly Advocacy Outcomes LLC
Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 441-0367
Kelly Advocacy Outcomes LLC, October, 2016 to present
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Advocacy Outcomes was founded in the fall of 2016 to provide clients with a broad range of support for their advocacy activities throughout the country, covering both legislative and regulatory matters. The organization assists clients with strategies, tactics, knowledge transfer, ongoing counsel, and key contacts with policymakers, interest groups, and other third parties. Ms. Kelly also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Women’s Health Research and as adjunct faculty to the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores, January, 2008 to September, 2016
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is the major national association which represents the chain drug store industry in Washington and the states. It provides its members with the full range of trade association activities including advocacy, public affairs, major national meetings, and legal representation.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), May, 2007 to January, 2008
Senior Executive Advisor, External Affairs Office of the Secretary
HHS is the executive branch department of the Federal government charged with promoting and managing
health and human service issues.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), June, 2005 to May, 2007
Director, Office of Policy for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services.
CMS is the agency charged with administering the Medicare program and working in partnership with the States to administer the Medicaid program.
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), October, 1999 to May, 2005
Executive Vice President for Federal Legislative Policy and Healthcare System Reform
AdvaMed is the 1300-member Washington, DC-based national trade association which represents the medical technology industry before Congress and the Administration (including regulatory agencies) and provides its members with the full range of trade association services including advocacy, public affairs, an annual meeting, and training and educational programs.
Premier, Inc., January, 1996 to October, 1999
Vice President, Federal Affairs
National hospital purchasing cooperative for one-third of community-based hospitals in the United States. Premier purchases health care goods, provides health care consulting services for members, and government affairs.
United Health Care and MetraHealth, January, 1995 to January, 1996
Vice President and Director of Government Affairs
Group health insurance venture of Metropolitan Life and Travelers subsequently purchased by United Health Care, one of the largest health plan companies in the United States.
MetLife, September, 1989 to January, 1995
Vice President, Government and Industry Relations
Second largest mutual insurance company in the United States.
Equitable Life, February, 1986 to September, 1989
Third largest mutual insurance company in the United States.
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), 1981 to 1986
Acting Associate Administrator for Policy
Director, Office of Legislation and Policy
Congressional Liaison Officer
University of Virginia, Completed M.A. in Public Administration
University of Delaware, Completed B.A. in International Relations, cum laude, with areas of interest in economics and business administration
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