May 13, 2013 by Brian Johnson
J.C. Scott, SVP, government affairs for AdvaMed is named one of the top lobbyists in theBeltway by CEO Update, a publication covering trade councils
AdvaMed's government affairs guru J.C. Scott has been named a "top lobbyist" by CEO Update, a publication that covers the trade association industry.
Scott received praised by the publication for his work on efforts to repeal the medical device tax,. He was one of only two healthcare related lobbyists on the list.
"[Scott] built bipartisan support for repealing the medical device tax, resulting in a nonbinding 79-20 Senate vote,"the publication wrote. "Helped lead Hill efforts to reauthorize user fees, and then to allow FDA to spend the full amount collected."
AdvaMed hired Scott away from the American Council of Life Insurers 2 years ago. He is a Capitol Hill veteran, having cut his teeth on the Hill as deputy director for policy at the House Republican Conference and in a number of capacities for Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) before spending seven years at ACLI.
His predecessor, Brett Loper, left Advamed in early 2011 to become the policy director for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).