Julie Scott Allen is a government relations director with the firm’s Lobbying & Advocacy team and senior vice president with the District Policy Group.
For more than 15 years, Julie’s focus has been government relations, including advocating at the federal and state level and promoting legislative, regulatory and business agendas for nonprofit and for profit clients and national organizations. Prior to joining the firm, Julie served as vice president and managing director at Thompson Advisory Group, where she represented clients before the executive and legislative branches in the areas of health care, education, document security, information technology, homeland security, law enforcement and the federal budget process.
Julie is skilled in assisting clients in developing and achieving legislative and regulatory goals and helping companies to grow business opportunities within the federal market. She has particular experience drafting legislative proposals, forming bipartisan alliances, developing coalitions and holding congressional briefings.
Previously, Julie served as manager of legislative and regulatory policy at the American Dental Association where she worked to address federal programs and health policies that affect the practice of dentistry and patient care, specifically related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Julie joined the ADA after working as senior staff for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Julie has been recognized for her leadership in addressing health policy issues. She received an award from the Organizations of Special Care Dentistry and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry for her work to improve regulations tied to oral health care in nursing home facilities. She served as an advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “State Access for Oral Health” program, and she was selected from 200 nominees to participate in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) leadership forum in association management.
Julie has authored and coauthored numerous reports, congressional testimony and other health policy materials concerning medical and dental issues. She has also organized and presented at national and state-focused meetings on such issues as access to health services, Medicaid reform and women’s health.
Julie earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Marymount University.