Brian ConnellExecutive Director of Federal Gov’t Affairs, Office of Public Policy at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Brian Connell is the Executive Director of Federal Affairs for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Over his 16-year career in Washington, Brian has secured legislative and regulatory changes that have expanded patient access to health care and made that care safer, more effective, and more sustainable. At LLS, Brian leads a team of federal lobbyists and policy professionals who advocate for meaningful reforms in federal policies, across Congress, the administration, and the courts. Brian started his career in D.C. serving as a health care policy advisor in Congress, leading health issues for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the debate leading to, and passage of, the Affordable Care Act. Immediately prior to joining LLS, Brian led U.S. lobbying and FDA policy efforts for the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, a trade association for the manufacturers of medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies. In that role, Brian served as an industry negotiator for MDUFA III, an FDA user fee agreement. Brian lives in Northeast D.C. with his wife and two daughters.