Joe Hill joins USP as Government Affairs Director

Former ASHP executive, Hill will manage USP’s policy-related engagements with US federal and state government agencies and officials


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Joe HillRockville, Md., December 17, 2018 - USP announced today that Joe Hill, an executive with extensive experience in government relations, advocacy, health care policy and the pharmacy profession, will join the organization as government affairs director.

Hill comes to USP from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) where he served as director of the Government Relations Division since 2015. Prior to that, he served as ASHP’s director of Federal Legislative Affairs, leading the Society’s efforts to pass legislation that would help prevent drug shortages.

“I look forward to continuing my work on critical public health issues with USP, an organization that is so respected within the health care community,” said Hill.

Hill will serve as USP’s primary representative to Congress and will develop and manage the organization’s engagements with US federal and state government agencies and officials. In addition, he will lead USP’s collaborations with key stakeholder groups on public policy issues.

“Joe’s experience in advocacy and policy work for the pharmacy profession make him uniquely qualified to help USP develop and expand its presence on the Hill,” said Elizabeth Miller, USP vice president, US Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. “He is known as a tireless and effective leader and we are thrilled to welcome him to USP.”

Prior to joining ASHP in 2007, Hill served as government affairs manager for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Hill is the recipient of numerous awards, including ASHP’s CEO award for staff excellence.

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