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AdvaMed Welcomes Darbi Gottlieb to State Affairs Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced that Darbi Gottlieb has joined the Association’s state affairs team as director of state government and regional affairs.

“We are fortunate to have Darbi joining the team as we expand our efforts in statehouses across the country,” said Greg Crist, chief advocacy officer and head of external affairs at AdvaMed. “She will join a state affairs team that is laser-focused on advocating for policies that expand access to life-saving medical devices across the country, and I know her deep policy background and state affairs experience will benefit our ongoing work on behalf of patients.”

Prior to joining AdvaMed, Gottlieb served as the Director of Policy for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. As a member of senior staff, she led the governor’s policy team and provided key direction on policy development across the state’s enterprise. Before assuming her role as director, she served as the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, working closely with state legislators and stakeholders to advance the governor’s policy agenda and budget.

Gottlieb also worked on education policy at the Arizona state legislature for several years, and she managed the day-to-day legislative activity as the Director of State Relations for the University of Arizona. She also worked with the Arizona School Boards Association representing school district governing boards across the state and the City of Phoenix as Assistant to the Mayor, engaging closely with constituents on commission appointments and community relations.

Darbi began her public policy career as a legislative intern at the Arizona House of Representatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from Northern Arizona University.

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AdvaMed is the world’s largest medical technology association, representing device, diagnostics, and digital technology manufacturers that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures, and more effective treatments.