Brad Traverse is a 30-year bipartisan political veteran of Washington, DC, having served both on and off Capitol Hill and most recently at HHS as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs. At HHS ASPA, Brad was on the front lines of decision-making impacting COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic communications, pandemic public relations issues, emergency strategy decisions, and crisis communications.
From 2007 – 2019, Brad ran the Washington, DC office for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee where he worked with executive management and bipartisan staff on all relevant legislative and regulatory issues before Congress and the Administration. Prior to his tenure with BCBST, Brad was Executive Director of The Acute Long-Term Hospital Association. During his 7-year tenure, he tripled its revenue and doubled its membership to more than 250 private long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) within a network of 29 states.
Brad began his federal career serving U.S. Senators Barry Goldwater and Nancy Kassebaum as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. Brad is also an entrepreneur who created the first-ever website of political and public affairs job openings (www.traversejobs.com), helping employ thousands of current and former congressional and federal agency staff, as well as government affairs and public relations professionals. It’s now being run by his wife, Fraser Traverse.