Jason Altmire is Florida Blue’s senior vice president, Public Policy and Community Engagement. In this role he is responsible for leading and managing Florida Blue’s Government and Community Affairs organization, which also includes oversight of the Florida Blue Foundation and the Florida Blue Center for Health Policy. Altmire is a key spokesperson for the company’s health care policy efforts and corporate social responsibility programs.
Prior to joining Florida Blue in 2013, Altmire served three terms as a United States Congressman in Washington, D.C. During his time in Congress, Altmire was a bipartisan centrist known for working with both sides of the aisle, which led to an extraordinary record of legislative success. He spoke on the House floor more than 200 times, went five and a half years without missing a single vote, had 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law, and introduced a bill that gained the support of more cosponsors than any congressional bill in American history. He also made international news by leading a civilian rescue mission to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake, bringing back to the United States two constituents and the 54 Haitian orphans under their care. A nationally recognized leader on health care policy, he has been profiled by National Public Radio and in the pages of Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. In addition, he has also been a frequent guest on a wide range of national television news programs.
Before being elected to Congress, he spent his career in the health care industry. He led the department of government relations and community health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and before that worked at the Federation of American Hospitals in Washington, D.C. He has also been an adjunct professor at George Washington University, focusing on politics and policy.
Throughout his career, he has been an active member of the community and has served on the boards of several non-profit and civic organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and holds leadership positions with the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, the United Way of North Florida Public Policy Committee and the Florida Forum Advisory Council.
Jason Altmire holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State University.
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