Government Relations, Public Sector Marketing
Rob Hartwell specializes in traditional Congressional and Administration lobbying, domestic and international business development, corporate financing, fundraising, public relations, grass roots advocacy, and all aspects of business and government relations consulting. He brings more than 25 years of hands on Congressional, political and legislative experience, serving on Capitol Hill in 1978 and from 1983 through 1993, and for the last 14 years in key lobbying and political leadership positions.
Rob previously served as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) in Alexandria, Virginia, where he specialized in retail and pharmaceutical issues. At NACDS, Hartwell spearheaded legislation reforming DEA enforcement laws, involved NACDS at the national political level, and increased the NACDS PAC by almost 120%.
Also, Rob worked as a Senior Lobbyist for the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the largest organization representing long-term care providers in the U.S. at the time, having over 11,000 Members in 50 States. At AHCA, Rob successfully enacted their top Medicare reimbursement priorities, a PPS System that leveled the playing field with America’s Hospitals.
Prior to working for AHCA, Rob was the Chief of Staff to Congressman Dick Schulze, (R-PA)a senior Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. He was also a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mike Oxley (R-OH), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and he worked briefly for three other Members of Congress spanning a 12-year Capitol Hill Career.