The Advanced Medical Technology Assn. hired Carrie Hartgen as vice president of state government relations and regional affairs.*
Hartgen was most recently director of legislative and regulatory affairs for National Strategies Inc., a consulting firm that advises clients on government and regulatory issues. Her resumé also includes stints at Allergan (NYSE:AGN), Cendant Corp., Kmart (NSDQ:SHLD) and the American Council of Life Insurers. Hartgen was also on the board of directors for the State Government Affairs Council and was a U.S. delegate to Australia for the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
AdvaMed spent $764,219 lobbying Congress during the first six months of 2010, according to the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database, as it sought to influence the healthcare reform legislation and head off or reduce what wound up being a 2.3 percent excise tax on U.S. revenues from medical devices.
*Correction, July 23, 2010: This article originally reported that Hartgen will lead AdvaMed’s state and regional affairs operation. She will work with Tom Tremble, also a vice president of state government relations and regional affairs for the group.Return to the corrected sentence.