Erik Komendant is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, of the Association for Accessible Medicines. He is responsible for the vision, strategic planning and implementation of AAM’s federal and state advocacy agenda. Komendant previously served for four years as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the Association.
Before joining AAM, Erik served as interim head of Public Affairs and co-led the Federal Government Affairs department for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) where he positioned the health insurance industry for success throughout implementation of the ACA. He was recognized as a “Top Association Lobbyist” in 2015 by The Hill newspaper. Prior to AHIP, Erik served on Capitol Hill for more than seven years including time as the first Policy Director for the moderate Blue Dog Coalition.
Erik is a graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania.