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Wanda Moebius
May 7, 2014

AdvaMed Names Riley Swinehart New Vice President of Government Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced Riley Swinehart has joined the association as vice president, government affairs.

“We’re pleased to welcome Riley to AdvaMed,” said JC Scott, senior executive vice president, government affairs. “The medical technology industry has no shortage of issues to address on Capitol Hill – from repeal of the medical device tax to FDA oversight to payment reforms – and Riley’s deep government and health care experience will help the association advance its advocacy goals.”

Swinehart most recently served as minority staff director for the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families on behalf of Ranking Member Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and prior to that served as a professional staff member for the full committee.

Previously, Swinehart was a health insurance specialist with CMS, where he worked for former CMS Administrator Don Berwick and provided analyses on draft legislative proposals for the agency and health care reform legislation, among other responsibilities.

Swinehart also served as a confidential assistant for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, representing the HHS secretary and assistant secretary for legislation in interactions with Congress on various health care issues. In addition, he was a staff assistant in the White House where he managed the office of the internal deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs.

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AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.