DIANE M. MAJOR
Diane Major serves as the President and CEO of The D. Major Group. A leading health policy specialist and Republican strategist in Washington, DC, Diane is well known for helping businesses engage with policymakers, increase their consumer brand and set themselves apart from their competitors. She advises trade associations, corporate and nonprofit clients on issues before Congress and the Administration. Her working relationships with House and Senate Leadership, committee chairmen and senior staff provide indispensable insight when trying to advance a legislative solution or navigate a regulatory matter.
Politically active and engaged, Diane has 14 years of House and Senate experience as well as years of private sector lobbying experience. Her successes range from changes in Medicare payment policy to coverage determination issues under the Affordable Care Act. She also helps clients develop new industry partnerships and launch issue-based campaigns.
Diane's health policy work varies widely. She works closely with health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospital systems, supply chain managers, post-acute care providers, health IT vendors and retail pharmacies. Emerging trends throughout the health care delivery system demand that providers be innovative in their approach to patient care. Diane is familiar with the trends and works with clients to help showcase their innovation in the broadest light.
Prior to establishing her own firm, Diane led two thriving health care practices at VH Strategies and at the Bockorny Group. In 2003, she joined Senator Jon Kyl’s (R-AZ) leadership team as health policy analyst for the Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC). During this time, she was responsible for coordinating all health legislation considered on the Senate floor with the Bush administration and the GOP leadership team. She also played in integral role staffing Senator Kyl during the Medicare Modernization Act conference, enacted in 2004.
From 1998 to 2002, Diane served as Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations for the American Hospital Association (AHA). While at the AHA, she developed advocacy campaigns successfully reversing billions of Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts passed earlier as part of the Balanced Budget Act. Prior to the AHA, Diane handled health policy issues for the late Senator and Congressman Craig Thomas (R-WY). In addition, she was a professional staff member for the House Government Reform & Oversight Committee.
Diane holds B.S. degrees in Economics and Political Science as well as a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah.