Jeff Myers is president and CEO of Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading national trade association for Medicaid managed care organizations. Jeff serves as the primary spokesperson for the Medicaid health plan industry before Congress, the executive branch, state governments and the media. He is responsible for demonstrating the value of Medicaid managed care to these audiences as well as opening new markets for Medicaid health plan business. He also leads advocacy efforts to advance an aggressive policy agenda on behalf of the industry. A government affairs veteran, Jeff came to MHPA from the American Health Care Association (AHCA), where he was senior vice president of policy and government relations. Prior to AHCA, he represented the pharmaceutical companies Cephalon, Biogen Idec, Pharmacia and Hoffman-LaRoche before the legislative and executive branches. His time on Capitol Hill included serving as U.S. Representative Fred Upton’s legislative director and health staff for the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and working for U.S. Representatives Alex McMillan and Don Sundquist. While at McMillan’s office, Jeff led the congressman’s health staff during consideration of the Health Security Act in 1994. Jeff received his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and his bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College.