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Jodie Curtis

Executive Vice President

Jodie Curtis focuses on a broad range of policy, appropriations, and regulatory issues including global health, health and life sciences, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, insurance, and environmental issues. She has nearly 25 years of experience in government, Congressional affairs and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, non-profit, and global organizations.

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Laura Hanen

Senior Vice President

Laura Hanen has more than 25 years of bipartisan experience in government relations and public affairs. She is known for her highly analytical approach to identifying, developing and implementing effective strategies for promoting issues and influencing legislation, while forming productive relationships and fostering collaborative efforts in the process.

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Jim Twaddell

Senior Vice President

Jim Twaddell has extensive experience in and knowledge of the federal public policymaking and legislative and regulatory processes, strategic planning initiatives, and advocacy campaigns . Jim provides clients with counsel on legislative, policy, political and advocacy issues

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Sarah Mills

Vice President

Sarah Mills has extensive experience in policy consulting, government relations, and advocacy. Having provided strategic counsel to officials at both the federal and state levels of government and to health care industry investors, she is adept at creating, evaluating, and employing effective strategies to advance clients’ interests both on and off the Hill.

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Ian Rockwell

Government Relations Manager

Ian Rockwell supports clients in advancing their causes through the Washington lobbying process. He conducts legislative, regulatory, and industry research for clients and reviews trade press, agency releases, and the broader media to keep clients and District Policy Group colleagues informed and up to date on issues such as health care, appropriations, and global health.

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Elaine Vining

Special Advisor

Elaine has more than 35 years’ experience in government relations, both within the legislative and executive branches and in public policy advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 10 years as Assistant Director of Federal Government Relations with the American Academy of Pediatrics, a national organization representing over 66,000 pediatricians, covering such issues as therapeutic drugs and devices, mental health, adolescent health, and children with disabilities. Elaine also served on the Pediatric Advisory Committee, an expert scientific panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Jennifer Taylor McBride

Special Advisor

Jennifer Taylor McBride brings more than 20 years of experience in federal government relations and public policy to her work advising clients at the Washington, D.C.−based District Policy Group, housed within Drinker Biddle. Jennifer guides clients in identifying, developing, and deploying the strategies and assets they need to garner Congressional and stakeholder support to advance policy goals and objectives.

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Julie Snyder Hyams

Special Advisor

Julie Snyder Hyams represents clients before Congress, coordinates clients’ Congressional outreach and grassroots efforts, and develops floor statements, talking points, and other advocacy materials to support client priorities.

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