POLITICO Influence

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.

POLITICO Influence

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.

Bipartisan Firm Chamber Hill Strategies Launches

Bell, Sims, join to form consulting firm focused on health care, tax policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2012

Contact: Jennifer Bell, 571-239-8459, jbell@chamberhill.com

Michaela Sims, 202-503-8832, msims@chamberhill.com

WASHINGTON, DC — Chamber Hill Strategies, a new bipartisan government affairs consulting firm formed by Jennifer Bell and Michaela Sims, announced its formation today.

Focusing primarily on health care and tax policy before the U.S. Senate, House and the Administration, Chamber Hill Strategies offers bipartisan strategic counsel on legislative initiatives, regulatory matters and political issues. The firm’s founding partners, Bell and Sims, will put their expertise in the subtleties of policy, politics, people and process to work crafting and implementing tailored solutions that meet their clients’ strategic federal objectives.

“Among the many reasons I wanted to partner with Michaela are her impeccable reputation for hard work, her ability to translate the minutia of Washington into plain talk, and her dogged determination to succeed. From years of working in the political center for moderate Senators, she has an unparalleled network that produces key insights, reliable information and winning strategies. I’m glad she’s on my team and our clients are too,” said Jennifer Bell.

“Jennifer Bell is a triple threat – she brings substance, experience and success to the table. These qualities are especially important when clients want to win the issue, not just the day. Her vast experience in both Houses of Congress and with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will serve our clients well as they work through the politics to succeed on the policy,” said Michaela Sims.

In addition to strategic counsel and consulting, Chamber Hill Strategies is proud to offer PolicyCrush, an issue-based subscription service that provides daily email reports of the top health policy developments from the never-ending news cycle delivered to subscriber inboxes every morning. PolicyCrush includes links to difficult-to-find federal government announcements and little-reported analytical pieces from think tanks, stakeholders and policy influencers. The report goes beyond the headlines and into the policy, providing a deeper dive for clients and subscribers looking to read the tea leaves, not just the clips. Delivered before

6:30 am ET every weekday, PolicyCrush covers the hottest topics in health policy. Chamber Hill Strategies plans to expand PolicyCrush’s issue coverage in 2013. For more information, visit www.policycrush.com.

Jennifer Bell, co-founder of Chamber Hill Strategies, has a proven track record of success in impacting each major health care bill enacted in the last decade. She advises a wide variety of clients, including acute and post-acute care hospitals, dialysis providers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, physician groups, pharmacy-related providers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, technology companies, private equity investors, and hedge funds. Jennifer has over a dozen years of experience working on and around Capitol Hill, including serving as majority health policy advisor for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee and as an advisor for then-U.S. Representative John Thune. A significant amount of her practice focuses on the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, in addition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to founding Chamber Hill Strategies, Jennifer led numerous client strategies at two prominent law and lobbying firms as well as launched her own successful policy and advocacy consulting firm Jennifer Bell + Partners.

Michaela Sims, co-founder of Chamber Hill Strategies, is known for her keen insight and ability to use plain English when explaining complicated matters to clients. For over fifteen years, in both the public and private sectors, she has worked in numerous policy areas, though Michaela’s main area of expertise is working on health and tax policy. She has provided critical insight and strategic advice during both the development and implementation of the health reform law to many health care industry clients, including hospitals, long-term care providers, and pharmaceutical and insurance companies. On tax policy, she has successfully driven strategies to protect the business interests of clients in a wide variety of industries. For ten years, Michaela served as a senior legislative director and counsel in the US Senate for Senators Bob Kerrey and Ben Nelson, playing a major role in many key legislative efforts, including the 2001 and 2003 tax laws and the enactment of enhanced Medicaid funds for states. Drawing on her strong ties to Senate centrists, she has developed a reputation as an honest broker with credibility on both sides of the aisle.

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Chamber Hill Strategies Receives National Certification as Women Owned Small Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2014

Contact: Jennifer Bell, 571-239-8459, jbell@chamberhill.com

Washington, DCChamber Hill Strategies, a boutique public policy and consulting firm, has received national certifications as both a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

Chamber Hill Strategies was certified and awarded these two designations by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by women. WBENC is one of three third-party certifying organizations that the Small Business Administration works with to award the prestigious WOSB designation used in federal contracting.

Chamber Hill Strategies specializes in helping companies and organizations navigate the federal legislative and regulatory landscape with a specialty in health care and tax issues. Through strategic counsel on legislative initiatives, regulatory matters and political positioning, they assist clients in understanding and shaping the federal policy agenda to achieve their strategic business objectives.

In addition to lobbying and strategic advising, Chamber Hill Strategies also produces PolicyCrush, a daily email report that provides subscribers with the top health policy developments from the previous 24 hours.  PolicyCrush uses a proprietary search process to obtain and alert readers to difficult-to-find federal government announcements and little-reported analytical pieces from think tanks, stakeholders and policy influencers. Subscribers include health care providers and companies across the country, law firms and lobbying shops, trade associations, and health care consulting firms.

As an officially recognized women-owned small business, Chamber Hill Strategies now is able to help clients and other business partners demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity.

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