Shawn Friesen


Shawn Friesen, Principal at Chamber Hill Strategies, has more than 25 years of experience in public policy, government relations, and political affairs.  Shawn is well regarded for his government affairs and health policy work both on Capitol Hill and within the health policy community. 

On Capitol Hill, Shawn served as Legislative Director and health policy advisor to a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Mac Collins (R-GA), successfully pursuing the inclusion of priority provisions in the Medicare Modernization Act.  He also advised Rep. Tom Ewing (R-IL) on health policy issues after beginning his service on Capitol Hill on the majority staff for the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL). 

Prior to joining Chamber Hill Strategies, Shawn established himself as a respected leader in the health care provider and policy community, serving for more than 11 years as Director of Legislative, Political & Grassroots Advocacy at the American Academy of Dermatology Association, where he was able to stopped and mitigated Medicare payment cuts and pursuing efforts and initiatives, including an annual congressional skin cancer screening event, to increase the specialty’s visibility among policymakers.  

His previous roles included serving as Vice President of Congressional Affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association and as Congressional Affairs Associate for the American College of Surgeons, where he successfully pursued policies and priorities on behalf of the College that were included in the Affordable Care Act. 

Shawn holds a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University. 

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