by Jasmine Batchelor
August 7, 2019
AHIP Retained Counsel (Oklahoma)
An A&A Advocates associate since 2014, Haley Blood excels in the area of Executive Lobbying.
Ms. Blood has an extensive knowledge of Oklahoma state agencies, boards and commissions as well as the unique relationship between agency entities and the Oklahoma legislature.
Her experience includes work with various Oklahoma state agencies including, but not limited to, Oklahoma Insurance Department, the Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, State Department of Health, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Corrections.
This work has given her the opportunity to participate in a multitude of policy areas such as child welfare reform, social service initiatives and criminal justice reform. It has also given her a unique skill set to assist A&A Advocates’ clients when dealing with regulatory red tape and funding issues.
Through her work at A&A Advocates, Ms. Blood has successfully helped to negotiate various state contracts for A&A Advocates’ clients. She has also helped in the coordination of public-private partnerships with state agencies and private foundations.
Prior to joining A&A Advocates, Ms. Blood served as the Associate Director of Oklahoma’s largest public employee association.
In this role she specialized in building and maintaining state agency relations and working with legislative sub-appropriations and policy committees to which agency related legislation is assigned. In addition she maintained responsibility over the association’s membership initiatives including the annual membership day at the Capitol.
In 2013, Ms. Blood was appointed by the Oklahoma Speaker of the House to serve on the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Citizens Advisory Panel on Administrative Issues.
She was also employed by the Department of Human Services for several years before transitioning to work in the area of government relations.
Ms. Blood graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.