Health care and legal expert to begin work in October
Washington, D.C. — Cornerstone Government Affairs is pleased to announce the addition of Sara Allen as an Assistant Vice President to its Des Moines, Iowa office. Most recently, Sara worked as a state lobbyist and staff attorney for the Iowa Hospital Association, representing all 118 Iowa hospitals at the statehouse and various administrative agencies. Sara joined David Adelman, Frank Chiodo and Matt Hinch on October 1.
“We’re excited to have Sara join the Cornerstone team and help us continue our growth in that market,” Cornerstone Managing Partner for State Government Relations Campbell Kaufman said. “Her significant health care and legal expertise will help us continue to provide exceptional state government relations and consulting services to Cornerstone’s clients.”
Previously, Allen gained expertise in a variety of areas impacting hospitals and other health care providers; these areas include financing and reimbursement, behavioral health, value-based healthcare delivery reform models, informational technology innovation, regulatory and legal compliance, scope of practice concerns for specific providers, public body concerns, and public health initiatives. Before her position at the Iowa Hospital Association, she worked for a physician staffing company as Associate Corporate Counsel. In that role, she was responsible for maintaining the corporation’s business compliance, contract drafting and enforcement, and managing the human resources function.
“Cornerstone’s reputation and influence is unmatched, and I’m excited to be part of its growth in Iowa,” Allen said. “I look forward to assisting the firm in our state and representing Cornerstone’s clients at the Capitol.”
Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC, founded in 2002, is a full-service, bipartisan public affairs firm with offices in Washington, DC; Annapolis, MD; Atlanta, GA; Austin & Houston, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Chicago & Springfield, IL; Des Moines, IA; ; Jackson, MS; and Richmond, VA. Cornerstone represents a diverse group of clients from myriad industries and sectors, and maintains expertise in a wide range of issue areas, including agriculture, cyber security, defense, education, energy, health, homeland security, international affairs, tax policy, telecommunications, and transportation and infrastructure. For more information, please visit Cornerstone’s website at www.cgagroup.com.