Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet the Team: Jay Witter, Senior Director of Government Affairs

Jay Witter is the senior director of government affairs at AAHomecare. He joined the team in the Winter of 2008.

Jay Witter in front of the White HouseJay brings sixteen years of legislative, political, and management experience to AAHomecare, which serves him well in advancing our legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill, as well as coordinating our political activities. His years working on Capitol Hill for several members of the House of Representatives provide valuable knowledge in the legislative and political processes, as well as helping cultivate invaluable relationships on The Hill that assist his lobbying for homecare issues on a daily basis.

Before joining AAHomecare, Jay worked as senior lobbyist for the United American Nurses (UAN), AFL-CIO, and oversaw the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and political policies, procedures and positions. During the 2008 presidential election, Jay worked with a majority of the candidates on pro-nurse policies and initiatives. He was also appointed to Obama’s Health Care Policy Committee, as well as organized a “Nurses for Obama” campaign. Before the UAN, he worked as VP of Government Relations at the American Chiropractic Association and successfully worked with ACA members for the passage of six specific chiropractic bills into law over the six years he worked at the Association.

Jay has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SUNY Courtland and Masters degree in Public Administration from George Mason University.

Fun Facts
  • Jay, proudly, does not own a Facebook or Google+ page. His reasoning is foreign to those heavily reliant on social media: “I like to build relationships the old fashioned way.”

  • Jay is a fan of all types of music, but claims that grunge music saved rock and roll in the early 1990's and has yet to return to that peak.

  • Jay has been riding motorcycles for 25 years and currently owns a dirt bike and two street bikes, a 1979 Yamaha 750 Special and a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX -10R (1000cc).

No comments: