Essential Duties and Responsibilities Lead the APA’s State Government Relations operations (legislative and regulatory) and drive the execution of APA’s state advocacy agenda in close coordination with SA/DB leaders. Key Supporting Tasks: Direct the development and execution of SGA strategies and maximize active engagement of APA membership in close coordination with the SA/DBs. Ensure maximum, timely information flow to Chief of Government Relations, to cross-functional APA Chiefs and other appropriate Association colleagues, and to the APA’s Chief Executive Officer & Medical Director. Develop strategies and solicit members input to successfully achieve the APA’s priority policy objectives and otherwise advance the interests of the APA membership. Increase member advocacy and engagement through grassroots and grasstops strategies working closely with the SA/DB leadership and develops a mechanism for member involvement and input. Address the key healthcare issues that face the APA and its members, including non-physician scope of practice, drug formulary restrictions, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other private and public healthcare delivery reforms, among others. Develop and implement a multistate SGA strategy, including short and long term goals, and establishing methods of measuring the plan’s impact on the Association’s advocacy objectives.