As HDA’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Patrick M. Kelly oversees all of HDA’s state and federal legislative, regulatory and political activities. Kelly sets strategic direction for the healthcare distribution industry’s advocacy agenda and leads the development of legislative and regulatory strategies to affect outcomes on priority issues. He also establishes and maintains relationships with members of Congress, and directs the prioritization of HDA positions on legislative and regulatory issues through the association’s task forces, committees and the Public Policy Council.
Prior to HDA, Kelly spent 16 years with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as Vice President of State Government Relations and Alliance Development. Kelly began his professional career at the Grocery Manufacturers Association as a Representative for State Government Affairs. Kelly graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Government and Politics.