Mark Shields to Share Political Insight at Coalition’s D.C. Meeting Sept. 23

Sept. 15, 2014 – Political analyst Mark Shields will be the keynote speaker at the Coalition for Healthcare Communication’s Washington meeting, to be held Sept. 23. Shields, who has covered Washington through the administration of 10 U.S. Presidents, has been called “the wittiest political analyst around” by The Wall Street Journal and “a walking Almanac of American Politics” by The Washington Post.

Shields’ experience also includes writing editorials and a column for The Washington Post, providing political commentary on PBS NewsHour, moderating and sitting on the panel on CNN’s Capital Gang, and serving as a regular panelist on Inside Washington.

The topic of Shields’ presentation to Coalition members, “Politics and Policy: How will History Judge Today’s Headlines,” is likely to be filled with the nationally known columnist and commentator’s keen political insights, and should set the tone for the Coalition’s meeting, which also will include presentations on federal government initiatives and privacy. The Coalition’s D.C. meeting kicks off on the evening of Sept. 22 with dinner speaker Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

“Coalition for Healthcare Communications members are looking forward to hearing from O’Connor and Shields, who will share their great expertise and views on the ever-changing political landscape and how it affects our business,” said Coalition Executive Director John Kamp. “This meeting is a wonderful opportunity for members to enhance their understanding of the current climate in Washington right now.”

The schedule for the Sept. 22-23 meeting is listed below. A few seats still remain; Coalition members can reserve a seat by e-mailing John Kamp at

Coalition for Healthcare Communication Washington, D.C., Meeting Schedule

Monday, Sept. 22: 6 p.m.

Cocktails and Dinner, National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW

Dinner Speaker: Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology

Tuesday, Sept. 23: 8 a.m.

Light Breakfast, Wiley Rein Main Conference Room, 1776 K. Street, NW

8:15        Welcome and Introductions

Matt Giegerich, Chairman, CHC & CEO, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

8:30       Keynote Presentation

Mark Shields: “Politics and Policy: How Will History Judge Today’s Headlines”

9:30        Coalition Washington Update

John Kamp and Jack Angel

10:15     Privacy: Threat or Opportunity

Peter Kosmala, SVP, Government Relations, AAAA

Stephen Kline, Chief Privacy Officer, Omnicom Media

Asaf Evenhaim, CEO, Crossix Solutions

Rachel Thomas, VP Government Affairs, Direct Marketing Association

11:30     Future Meeting Planning

Martin Skelton, Managing Director, IPG Global Healthcare


Meeting adjourns