GPhA hires 'influential' D.C. lobbyist

Melissa Schulman hired as SVP government affairs

WASHINGTON — The generic drug industry's main trade group in Washington has hired a prominent lobbyist to head its government affairs team.

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced that it had hired Melissa Schulman as SVP government affairs, describing her as "one of the best known advocates" in Washington, noting her ranking as an influential lobbyist in publications such as Roll Call, The Hill and National Journal. Schulman previously worked as a Democratic lobbyist for the Bockorny Group.

"[Schulman] brings a well-earned reputation for ensuring that her client's voice is heard," GPhA president and CEO Ralph Neas said. "In addition, Melissa's combination of 15 years of private sector experience and 14 years working in Congress makes her a perfect choice to lead our association's advocacy efforts."

Before working for the Bockorny Group, Schulman was executive director of the Democratic Caucus and policy director Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.


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