John E. Parker has more than 20 years of healthcare communications experience in Washington, D.C., at the intersection of policy and business, while working for three high-profile trade associations and a Fortune 25 company. As the Senior Vice President of Communications for HDA, Parker oversees HDA's strategic communications and marketing programs.
Prior to joining HDA, Parker spent nearly a decade in communications leadership roles with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and UnitedHealth Group. His work in the health insurance industry was preceded by a stint at the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he served as the primary spokesperson with the media on key issues in academic medicine and managed the association's external publications. Parker’s initial exposure to communications was as an editor and reporter for one of the leading publishers of trade publications following FDA and its regulation of the drug and device industries and NIH.
Parker graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.