Chris Jennings is an over three decades-long health policy veteran of the White House, the Congress and the private sector. He is the President and Founder of Jennings Policy Strategies, a nationally respected health care consulting firm committed to assisting foundations, purchasers, health systems and aligned stakeholders develop policies to ensure quality, affordable health care. He also is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center as well as a board member of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and the Winston Health Fellowship.
In 2020, he served as co-chair of the Biden Health Committee and an advisor to the Biden Transition.
Mr. Jennings served President Obama as the Senior Advisor for Health Policy and Coordinator of Health Reform through January 2014. He served in a similar capacity in the Clinton White House for nearly eight years.
Since 1992, Mr. Jennings has advised many Democratic Presidential campaigns on health policy and was appointed to the 2008, 2016 and 2020 Democratic Platform Drafting Committees. In the decade prior, he served in the U.S. Senate for three Senators (Pryor, Glenn and Melcher) on the Senate Finance and Special Committee on Aging. He has counseled countless Democratic gubernatorial and Congressional candidates and has been a trusted advisor of the Congressional Leadership and their staffs for decades.