Alfonso V. Guida, Jr.
With over 20 years of lobbying experience, Al has vigorously participated in virtually every phase of the government relations process ranging from inserting language into annual appropriations bills, to advocating for amendments on legislation pending before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee, to arguing the specifics of federal regulations being contemplated by such agencies as the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Labor and the Office of Management & Budget (OMB).
Reinforcing Kalbian Hagerty’s commitment to providing diversified services of the highest caliber to our corporate, sovereign government, non-profit and individual clients, Al provides strategic counsel as well as direct lobbying depending on the client’s needs.
In addition to his affiliation with Kalbian Hagerty, Al is President of Guide Consulting Services which assists clients as they conduct business in an increasingly complex political and regulatory environment on Capitol Hill.
Through much of the 1990’s, Al was Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Mental Health Association (NMHA). In that capacity, he managed a team that pursued the organization’s agenda on Capitol Hill, while directing the grass roots advocacy of over 340 affiliates in 43 states. Al helped to wage many high profile battles on health insurance legislation, the 1997 Balanced Budget Amendments (BBA) and funding for children’s mental health programs. He also served as the organization’s principal health policy spokesperson with quotes appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
Immediately after graduating from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, CA., Al represented a network of federally supported training programs at sixty (60) major universities across the United States preparing health professionals to serve children with special health care needs. During that period, he gained an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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- J.D. Southwestern University, 1987
- B.A. American University, 1980
- District of Columbia