Jenn Higgins, Partner at Chamber Hill Strategies, has a reputation in Washington for being an expert on health policy who gets things done. Jenn has spent the past ten years using that tenacity and policy knowledge to help corporate executives navigate a constantly changing legislative and regulatory landscape.
During her tenure in Washington, Jenn has represented a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies before Congress and the Administration, serving as Principal and Partner with two prominent lobbying firms, as well as advising senior agency officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Jenn has spent the past twelve years cultivating relationships with key Republican members within the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, due to their primary jurisdiction on health care and tax issues. Her work with House Republican leadership has also facilitated direct access for clients to the key decision makers in the health care, tax, and aviation space.
Jenn also spent four years capitalizing on her health policy expertise to advise Wall Street investors and hospital chief executives. As Senior Associate with the Marwood Group, a healthcare and financial services firm based in New York, her primary responsibility was to advise clients on the legislative and regulatory risk to all facility-based health care sectors. Her previous experience includes debriefing hospital chief executives on the intricacies of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 as an analyst with the Advisory Board Company.
Jenn is engaged in a variety of political activities here in Washington, particularly ongoing efforts by the Republican campaign committees to recruit and elect more Republican women to Congress. She serves as a Board member and Chair of Congressional Outreach for Right NOW Women PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting female Republican candidates nationwide. In 2015, she was elected to the Board of Directors for Running Start, a national non-profit organization which provides young women with the skills necessary to run for political office. When she is not lobbying or campaigning, Jenn serves as a guest lecturer at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute and a regular contributor on PBS’s To the Contrary, a weekly discussion of news and national affairs with a panel of nationally known women.
Jenn attended Davidson College where she received a B.A. in Medical Economics and Ethics. She also holds a Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute.
In the News
February 8, 2016
By Isaac Arnsdorf
HC-XX, a bipartisan group of 20 women lobbyists in health care, held a pre-reception to the David Winston Health Ball (“health prom”) this Saturday. Among the crowd of more than 200 were the sponsors, Sohini Gupta of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Thomas, Alethia Jackson of Walgreens, Kim Zimmerman of AHCA, Susan Zook of Aetna, Jennifer Higgins of Chamber Hill, Kelly Delmore of Health Law, Kate Callanan of AHIP, Erika Long of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Melissa Schooley of Medtronic.
February 3, 2016
By Isaac Arnsdorf
Spotted at last night’s reception for RightNOW Women PAC, which supports Republican women: Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. John Thune, Sen. Deb Fischer, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Jackie Walorski, Rep. Greg Walden, Rep. Bob Dold, Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Luke Messer, Rep. Tom Emmer, Rep. Garret Graves, Rep. Erik Paulsen, Rep. Susan Brooks, Marlene Colucci of The Business Council, Brittany Thune of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Bruce Gates of Altria, Jenn Higgins of Chamber Hill Strategies, Tiffany Waddell of Gov. Larry Hogan’s office, Marie Royce and Elizabeth Rojas Levi of Nokia Corporation, Shelley Hymes, president of Angel Enterprises, Lisa Costello of National Multifamily Housing Council, Elizabeth Brooks of CVS Health, Aly Higgins of The Townsend Group, Patty Stolnacker Koch of VMware, Lisa Gable, Anita McBride of The Bush Institute, Joyce Gates of Warehouse Productions, Stephanie Strategos Polis of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Renee Courtland of YRCI, Maggie Snipes of American Chemistry Council, Walter Torres of Air Line Pilots Association, U.S. News and World Report Blogger Jean Card, Maryland State Delegate Kathy Szeliga.
The Washington Post: Conservatives frustrated by GOP’s drop in working women’s votes
June 19, 2015
By Danielle Paquette
Meanwhile, Jennifer Higgins, a founder of RightNOW Women Pac, is also working on a leave agenda… to support more working mothers without increasing federal regulation.
“There is a real opportunity,” Higgins said. “I can tell from dialogue over the last six months with Republicans on the Hill. They want to tackle these issues in a thoughtful way and also reach that demographic.”
National Journal Live: Women in Washington – Empowering Women in 2015 and Beyond
May 22, 2015
Jennifer Higgins, partner at Chamber Hill Strategies, joins public, private, and nonprofit women leaders in a panel discussion (video #10) and dinner focused around overcoming unique obstacles faced by women in Washington. She provides her perspective on professional development and challenges she faced as a young woman on K Street.
The Hill: Chamber Hill Strategies Hires New ‘Political Muscle’
November 7, 2013
By Megan Wilson
Chamber Hill Strategies hired Jennifer Higgins, a seasoned healthcare lobbyist, to help expand its burgeoning bipartisan firm.
Higgins, armed with a long history in the health sector, will serve as a principal. She has experience at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and most recently worked as a principal at Tauzin Consultants, a firm founded by former Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.).
Chamber Hill Strategies praised her experience and “political muscle” while announcing her hire on Thursday.
“Whether it’s talking to the C-suite or to Main Street, she knows the law, she knows the regulations and puts together some of the most creative strategies we’ve ever seen,” wrote Jennifer Bell, a co-founder and partner at the firm, in a statement.
Higgins has also served as a partner at Capitol Health Group, beginning a lobbying career working with the administration and on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill.
Chamber Hill Strategies was formed just more than one year ago by Bell – a former Senate Finance Committee staffer – and Michaela Sims, who worked for former Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.).