Director, State Government Affairs

  • Cessna & Associates, LLC
  • Chicago, IL/Remote
  • Sep 19, 2023
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Organization: Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)

Position: Director, State Government Affairs

Reports To: Vice President, State Government Affairs

Location: Remote/Applicants from IL & WI preferred

Are you a dynamic team player with experience in state government affairs and the ability to inspire others?  

Come join the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), the national organization helping members navigate regulations and innovations to ensure efficient and reliable delivery of medicines and healthcare products.  They are seeking a remote Director of State Government Affairs to advocate for HDA member interests in assigned states.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to policy initiatives and make a positive impact on the healthcare distribution industry!

HDA offers:

  • Remote opportunity with flexible hours
  • Generous compensation & benefits package
  • Generous 401(k) employer match
  • Voted one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia

As the Director of State Government Affairs, you will oversee strategy development, direct lobbying, member relations, general advocacy, research, analysis, and the reporting of state legislative and regulatory activities in the assigned region.  You will be responsible for public affairs coordination and liaison work with applicable stakeholder organizations.  This position reports to the VP of State Government Affairs.

Qualified candidates offer:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience
  • Extensive understanding of the state legislative and regulatory processes
  • Experience with state government affairs in a multi-state lobbying role

How To Apply

If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples highlighting legislative engagement to the following job link (or copy/paste link to a new window):

Applicants in IL and WI are preferred; applicants from other locations will be considered.  Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at

HDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

About the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), located in Washington, DC, is the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and others nationwide.  HDA helps members navigate regulations and innovations to ensure efficient and reliable delivery of medicines and healthcare products.  HDA reviews key priority issues and advocates on behalf of its pharmaceutical distributor members in areas like standards, public policies, and business processes.

HDA believes that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seeks to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff.  HDA encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  HDA has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for nine years.

HDA requires prospective and/or new employees to comply with the association’s vaccination protocol.

About Cessna & Associates, LLC

Cessna & Associates, LLC is a boutique HR consultancy partnering with mission-driven nonprofit organizations.  Our goal is to identify the best potential candidates that the market has to offer.  

The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fuels Success

Cessna & Associates embraces and celebrates the strength that diversity brings to our organization.  Just as we are deliberate in our own pursuit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, our efforts support our clients' DEI success. We drive every search with an unyielding focus to create an even playing field for all candidates and assess their ability to be "culture adds", not merely "fits" for our clients.  Our team builds and nurtures this rich tapestry of diversity for ourselves and for our clients.


Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)