A Photographic Portrait of Heather E. Meade

Heather E. Meade

Principal, Washington Council Ernst & Young

WCEY health care principal, health & tax-exempt policy, former Congressional staffer, recovering ERISA attorney, coalition builder, teacher of civics and math through games. Sideline soccer fan.

Areas of focus Tax

Heather is a principal at Washington Council Ernst & Young, where she guides health care companies, nonprofits, employers and stakeholders through the complex federal political and policy process.

A former ERISA attorney, Congressional staffer and political campaign operative with over 15 years of experience, Heather brings strategic business, political and policy insights to clients.

Using legislative and regulatory strategies, coalition building, data and policy development, communications and bipartisan advocacy, Heather helps clients create change on Capitol Hill.

Heather is a frequent public speaker on Congress and health policy issues and is a member of the New York State and the District of Columbia Bars. 

How Heather is building a better working world

“I help stakeholders navigate the challenging US policy landscape by breaking down complex concepts and building up bipartisan relationships. I bring clients technical legislative, regulatory and political insights paired with meaningful on-the-ground work with policy makers to prepare stakeholders to seize opportunities and mitigate the risks coming out of Washington, DC.”

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