Alison Anway is joining Ballard Partners to Chair the firm’s newly created Health Policy Advisory Group.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alison in this unique position to broaden our firm’s suite of services beyond government relations advocacy,” said Brian Ballard, the firm’s President and Founder. “With her rare and granular expertise in the intricate world of health care policy, Alison will provide our health care clients with the policy research and development necessary for effective policy advocacy.”
Anway is the Founder and Principal of the Anway Policy Group (APG), a public policy consulting firm specializing in the healthcare sector. In her role at APG, Anway provided both federal and state health policy consulting support, with services including bill analysis and tracking, regulatory summaries and analysis, slide deck presentations to internal business partners, policy platform development, policy research, and comment letter drafting. Anway’s clients have included health plans, pharmaceutical companies, physician groups, and trade associations.
“I am excited to join Ballard Partners and to bring health care policy research and development services to the firm’s clients,” said Anway. “I look forward to building the firm’s Health Policy Advisory Group throughout the country.”
Anway began her career in health policy in the office of U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) where she served as Legislative Assistant for Healthcare during the entirety of the consideration and passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act. Senator Roberts was a key Member of both the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate HELP Committee which had dual jurisdiction over the bill, giving Anway a front row seat to one of the most contentious and consequential Congressional healthcare policy deliberations of the past two decades.
Anway subsequently worked at Anthem (now named Elevance Health), the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in America, and led their Public Policy team dedicated to the federal health plan lines of business. In this role, Anway led a policy division committed to providing policy support to Anthem’s Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and Federal Contracting lines of business.
In 2015, Anway established the Public Policy department at UCB Pharma, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on immunology and neurology and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. In that role, she expanded her policy experience into the pharmaceutical sector, giving her unique experience and insights into the policy priorities of two of the most powerful health policy constituencies.
Anway currently serves on the Board of the Capital Health Plan and is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Kansas School of Law.