by Jasmine Phiri
September 17, 2019
Founder and President,
Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
Chris Jennings is an over three decades-long health policy veteran of the White House, the Congress and the private sector. Mr. Jennings is the President and Founder of Jennings Policy Strategies (JPS), a nationally respected health care consulting firm committed to assisting foundations, purchasers, health systems and other aligned stakeholders develop policies to ensure higher quality, more affordable health care. He is also a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).
In 2020, Mr. Jennings was appointed by Vice President Biden to serve as a member of the Biden-Sanders Task Force, a co-chair of the Biden Health Committee and an advisor to the Biden Transition following his election victory. In January 2014, Mr. Jennings departed from his second tour of duty in the White House where he served President Obama as the Senior Advisor for Health Policy and Coordinator of Health Reform. He served in a similar capacity in the Clinton White House for nearly eight years.
Since 1992, Mr. Jennings has advised over ten Democratic Presidential campaigns on health reform policy and was appointed to the 2008, 2016 and 2020 Democratic Platform Drafting Committees. In the decade prior (1983-1992), he served in the U.S. Senate for three Senators (Pryor, Glenn and Melcher) on the Senate Finance and Special Committee on Aging. Throughout his career, he has counseled countless Democratic gubernatorial and Congressional candidates and has been a trusted advisor of the Congressional Leadership and their staffs for decades.