Fri, 5 November 21

TAHP Welcomes Blake Hutson as Director of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN — Today, the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) announced that Blake Hutson is joining the team as Director of Public Affairs.

“I’ve seen Blake in action at the Capitol as an effective advocate and champion for Texans,” said Jamie Dudensing, CEO of TAHP. “We’re thrilled he is joining our team and continuing his important work on health care issues and making sure Texans have the health care coverage they need.”

Hutson previously served as the Associate State Director at AARP where he lobbied at the state capitol on health care and other issues. Prior to that, he was the Director of Grassroots for the Texas office of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Hutson also worked for Consumer Reports advocating for health reforms nationally.

“TAHP is a great opportunity to continue working for affordable health care for Texans at a time when health care issues are more important than ever,” said Hutson. “I’m excited to get started.”

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“I look forward to TAHP’s events because I get to connect with fellow medical directors and learn new innovative ways to improve how we deliver health care in Texas.”

Dr. William Brendel, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of Texas

“Every one of the resources I’ve seen from TAHP has been exceptional. Their materials are always useful, timely, and on point.”

David Gonzales, Humana

“The networking opportunities and sponsorships TAHP provides are a worthwhile investment for my company to connect with health plan leadership in the industry.”

Grace Pelkowski, Senior Account Executive, Merck

“I look forward to TAHP’s events because I get to connect with fellow medical directors and learn new innovative ways to improve how we deliver health care in Texas.”

Dr. William Brendel, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare of Texas