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Shawn Martin

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Family Physicians

Shawn Martin serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians. In this role, he provides strategic leadership to the AAFP and directs the mission-driven work of the nation’s largest primary care organization.

A strategic leader with a proven track-record of accomplishments, he is nationally recognized for his thoughtful leadership on a range of health care policy and workforce issues. While his career portfolio includes focused work on numerous health care and public policy issues, he is best known for his extensive work and national leadership on the development and implementation of primary care delivery and payment models and workforce issues.

Prior to his current role, he served as the senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP and the Director of Government Relations and Health Policy for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). He has served in leadership roles for several coalitions and partnerships during his career and he was recognized by The Hill as one of the top 10 health care lobbyists in Washington, DC.

A native of Oklahoma, Martin earned his undergraduate degree from Phillips University and his graduate degree from Dartmouth College.