Hannah L. Walsh is a government relations professional in Buchanan’s Harrisburg Office. With over a decade of experience interfacing with the General Assembly and executive agencies, she is well-versed in the legislative and regulatory process, as well as the political dynamics that often shape that process. She has established bipartisan relationships within state government and a strong acumen for policy matters.
How Hannah Helps Clients
While she has worked in various policy areas throughout her career, Hannah has developed particular expertise in the area of health care policy. She has an in-depth understanding of how the public and private sector interact within the health care industry, and she uses those insights to help clients understand policy matters that impact them and refine their objectives. Hannah represents a wide range of health care entities, including hospital and health systems, managed care organizations, urgent care entities, home and community-based care providers, life science companies, integrated delivery systems, provider associations, pharmacy benefit managers, and companies/vendors that provide services in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Buchanan, Hannah was the Associate Director of Legislative Affairs at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, a statewide membership organization representing the voice of Pennsylvania physicians. In that role, she was instrumental in developing and advancing the Society’s legislative, lobbying and grassroots agenda. She was responsible for reviewing proposed legislation and determining the possible impact on the health care industry, as well as communicating the Society’s positions to lawmakers and their staff.
Hannah also has over seven years of experience working in state government. During her time working with the Senate Democratic Caucus, she served as Legislative Director to a state senator from western Pennsylvania, where she had a key role in developing and executing legislative initiatives and managing constituent outreach and communications. She began her career in the Senate Democratic Leader’s office, where she assisted in various aspects of caucus operations and saw first-hand the inner workings of the legislature.
What Clients Can Expect
Clients who work with Hannah appreciate her attention to detail and her ability to grasp complex issues. They value the deliberate and thoughtful approach she takes to know their business and understand what’s important to them, and her skill at identifying both opportunities and risks on their behalf. Most importantly for clients, Hannah is known for her thorough and accurate work product that’s delivered to them in a timely manner.
Outside the Office
Raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Hannah now resides in Harrisburg with her husband, Nate, and adorable baby boy, Caden. When she finds free time, she enjoys running or going to OrangeTheory classes, reading or listening to audiobooks, and crafting. She is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude
Women in Pennsylvania Government Relations (WPGR)
Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP)