Jay Perron has over 15 years of experience working with global corporations, trade associations and Congressional leadership to advance their Washington policy agendas. He is an expert at implementing a legislative and political strategy, building stakeholder relationships and cultivating exposure within Congress, the business community and the Administration. Jay maintains strong relationships with both House and Senate Republican leadership.
Prior to joining Prism Group, Jay was Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the leading advocate for the health insurance industry. He helped guide AHIP through the tumultuous “repeal and replace” debate of 2017 and advocated in policy areas related to Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance and the delay of the health insurance tax. Previously, Jay led the federal advocacy team for the International Franchise Association (IFA) directing a broad range of issues for the association including workforce policy, tax reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform. He was selected as a 2013 leading lobbyist by Association Trends for his work on behalf of IFA. Jay also has advocated on behalf of IBM on issues related to international trade, patent reform legislation, and labor and pension issues.
Jay started his career in Washington working for then-House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (now Senator) as his national political director where he helped Mr. Blunt’s operation to re-elect fellow members of Congress and new Republican candidates to Congress. Jay assisted Mr. Blunt in raising millions of dollars for fellow Republicans while traveling to over 200 districts in multiple election cycles.
Jay hails from the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.A. in Political Science. He now lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with his wife Anne.