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Greg Crist Named AdvaMed EVP Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that Greg Crist will be joining the organization on Jan. 3 as its new executive vice president for public affairs.
Crist will oversee AdvaMed’s communications work, leading the industry’s advocacy efforts to improve the innovation ecosystem for medical technology.
“Greg has extensive experience in a wide range of communications environments – including Capitol Hill – and has a proven track record of effective messaging across various media platforms,” said JC Scott, chief advocacy officer and head of external affairs for AdvaMed.
“The medical technology industry has a great story to tell about the value devices and diagnostics can bring to patients and health care systems, and Greg is an ideal choice to help deliver those messages,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “Greg brings an in-depth knowledge of the U.S. health care system, and he understands the importance of providing innovative solutions to the challenges we face in delivering quality care to patients.”
Most recently, Crist served as senior vice president for the American Health Care Association, the nation’s largest organization representing long-term and post-acute care providers. In this role, he was responsible for all external and internal communications for the 14,000-plus member association. He joined AHCA in 2010 as vice president of public affairs after five years as senior vice president for strategic communications for Dutko Worldwide/Grayling.
From 2003-2005, Crist was director of communications for the House Republican Conference. He also served as press secretary for former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) and deputy communications director for former House Ways & Means Committee Chair Bill Archer (R-Texas).