POLITICO Influence | December 22, 2016

By Isaac Arnsdorf

PRICE LAND: Downtowners close to Rep. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick for HHS include: Travis Johnson with Eris Group; Matt McGinley of Advanced Policy Consulting (who lobbies for Amgen and PhRMA); Kyle Cormney, who recently left the Budget Committee staff for FTI Consulting; Ari Storch, who is joining the Madison Group; Keagan Lenihan with McKesson; Laura Holland Kemper of Chamber Hill Strategies; Ashlee Reid Morehouse of Republic Strategies; Jeff Hamling with Dentons.

Roll Call: Republican Gender Gap Could Grow in the House | November 28, 2016

By Simone Pathé

House Republicans will be down one woman next year. And with administration picks forthcoming and a handful of female members weighing runs for other offices, the party’s gender gap could grow.

With their largest majority in more than 80 years, Republicans were mostly on defense in 2016.

It was a “hold year,” said Jennifer Higgins, the chairwoman of congressional outreach for RightNow Women PAC, which supports female Republican candidates…

POLITICO Influence | November 14, 2016

By Isaac Arnsdorf

Led by Laura Holland Kemper, former aide to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Chamber Hill Strategies will be working on Medicare Part B payment issues for the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care and over-the-counter hearing aids for ICOT Health Systems. “With Obamacare repeal and replace on the table, organizations are looking for Republican muscle,” co-founder Jennifer Bell said. “It’s going to be a wild year.”

Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns | October 26, 2016

Michaela Sims and Jennifer Bell, Chamber Hill Strategies

Sims and Bell took a risk to found their own firm and now are reaping the benefits of what is rapidly becoming one of the most successful healthcare-focused shops on K Street.

Caught Our Eye: Carper aide now at Chamber Hill Strategies | July 13, 2016

By Keturah Hetrick

After almost five years of working for Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ted Prettyman has moved on to Chamber Hill Strategies, where he works as an associate.

Chamber Hill Strategies was started by two former Hill staffers in 2012. In addition to public policy and government relations, the firm also offers special event hosting and social media advocacy.

Prettyman served most recently as Carper’s legislative correspondent, where he covered health-policy issues. He also previously worked for the senator as a constituent services representative.

He holds an MA degree in political science from American University and a BA in political science and history from the University of Delaware.

What Clinton’s Nomination Means for Women’s Groups | June 8, 2016

By Meridith McGraw

“I don’t think the differences have a lot to do with party,” said Jenn Higgins, a founder of RightNOW Women PAC. “Infrastructure gets at all the reasons Republican women don’t run for office. How do I raise money? Engage with the press? So RightNOW is playing a critical role in providing that infrastructure and building that network of women across the country.”

POLITICO Influence | June 7, 2016

By Isaac Arnsdorf

Chamber Hill Strategies hired Ted Prettyman as a government affairs associate from the office of Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), where he served as legislative correspondent handling health policy and issues related to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

POLITICO Influence | May 17, 2016

By Isaac Arnsdorf

SPOTTED: RightNOW Women PAC last night had its May Day Event with Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Kathy Szeliga (Running for Maryland U.S. Senate), Jenn Higgins (Chamber Hill Strategies), Elizabeth Brooks (CVS Health), Jean Card (Jean Card Ink), Walter Torres (Beekeeper Group), Jane Adams (Johnson & Johnson), Sabrina Schaeffer (Independent Women’s Forum), Patty Stolnacker Koch (VMware), Catie Horst (Emergent BioSolutions), Anita McBride (American University), Joyce Gates (Warehouse Productions), Shelley Hymes (Angel Enterprises), Sue Zoldak (The Zoldak Agency) and April Canter. The Distilled Spirits Council provided a bourbon tasting booth.

Independent Women’s Forum: Modern Feminist: Jenn Higgins | March 24, 2016

By Charlotte Hays

As a freshman at Davidson College student, Jennifer Higgins quietly planted herself in the operating room of the Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, where a prominent orthopedic surgeon was operating on a series of patients throughout the day. Higgins was holding a stopwatch. She had a job to do: clock the doc.

“I was monitoring how quickly the surgeon could turn around  a surgery,” Higgins, now a Washington, D.C., healthcare lobbyist and political activist, recalls. “I clocked every procedure. Turning around a surgery quickly can be a good thing or a bad thing.”

Although her family had Midwestern roots, Higgins was born and grew up in the tiny town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, to which her single mother relocated to be near her family. Higgins worked in hospitals throughout her high school career. At sixteen, she presented a slide show on how to improve techniques to hospital administrators.  The man who flipped slides for her later helped her get a job. She was planning to be a doctor.

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POLITICO Influence | March 16, 2016

By Isaac Arnsdorf

WOMEN TO WATCH: Last night’s 10th anniversary reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts honored former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and featured remarks from Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Martha Roby (R-Ala.). The host committee comprised Rosemary Becchi, Liz Berry & Michael Hill, Laura Cox Kaplan, Karen Goldmeier Green, Jessica Grounds & Wes McClelland, Hallie Smith, Jenn Higgins, Jessica Hogle, Nancy Jacobson, Linda Kramer Jenning, Katie & David Leavy, Emily Lenzner, Molly Levinson, Poppy MacDonald, Kristin Mannion, Anita McBride, Kelley McCormick, Chris McGowan, Christine Enemark & William Minor, Pat & Alex Shakow and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour.