Blair G. Childs, B.A., is senior vice president of public affairs for the Premier health care alliance. He is the primary communications strategist for key issues and serves as liaison to the U.S. Congress, White House, and other major bodies involved in health care policy and regulation. Childs has been at the center of policy issues in Washington, D.C., for more than two decades, playing a leading role on issues affecting medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurers, and hospitals. He has been involved in developing and enacting Medicare and health reform legislation as well as leading the medical technology industry’s development of a Code of Ethics. Childs holds a B.A. in history from Middlebury College.