Cindy Gillespie

Senior Managing Director
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLPWashington, D.C.

Ms. Gillespie is a senior managing director in McKenna Long & Aldridge’s (MLA) public policy and regulatory affairs practice and leadsthe health care policy team at MLA. Her primary focus is on health careand health insurance reform where she advises clients on long-termmarket opportunities and business strategies. As part of Ms. Gillespie’spractice, she assists clients in developing and implementing legislative,regulatory and political strategies to successfully weather the everchangingfederal and state health care policy landscapes. Ms. Gillespiealso leads the health insurance exchange team at MLA, a unique crosspracticegroup focused on the regulatory and implementation requirementsof health insurance exchanges. This first-in-the-nation team isworking with clients and thought leaders to prepare for the changesthat will impact the health care industry, insurers, employers and businessesas health insurance exchanges are established post-federalhealth care reform. Before joining the firm, she served as counselor toformer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. As a key advisor to thegovernor, Ms. Gillespie played a leading role in the development ofMassachusetts health insurance reform. She also served as senior advisorto the governor on policy and legislative matters, including transportationand homeland security policy. Ms. Gillespie received her B.A.degree from Trevecca Nazarene College and an M.A. degree from AuburnUniversity.

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