Patrick M. Kelly

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

As HDA’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Patrick M. Kelly oversees the association’s state and federal legislative, regulatory and political activities. Kelly sets strategic direction for the healthcare distribution industry’s advocacy agenda and leads the development of legislative and regulatory strategies to affect outcomes on priority issues. Patrick is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with members of Congress and personnel from numerous regulatory agencies and directs legislative and regulatory engagement based on direction from the association’s Board of Directors and membership task forces.

Prior to HDA, Kelly spent 16 years with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as Vice President of State Government Relations and Alliance Development. Kelly began his professional career at the Grocery Manufacturers Association as a Representative for State Government Affairs. Kelly graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Government and Politics.