Lauren Crawford Shaver is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences (“HCLS”) sector in the Americas, based in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Crawford Shaver’s professional experience comprises a combination of public and private sector tenures. Most recently, she led and expanded an integrated, full-service public affairs team focused on impactful reputation, policy, crisis and advocacy campaigns for companies and coalitions across the HCLS sector at a bipartisan government and public affairs advocacy firm.
Previously, she served as Director of Expansion States for Hillary for America. In the Obama Administration, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Healthcare at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she oversaw issues related to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, HealthIT, prescription drug pricing, health centers and health research.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Crawford Shaver held senior-level positions at professional consulting firms and numerous campaign leadership positions, including at the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign in Iowa, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. in 2008, Obama for America in Ohio and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (“DCCC”) in Illinois.
Ms. Crawford Shaver completed her B.A. in International Relations and Communications and Political Science from the University of San Diego and earned her M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University, Magna Cum Laude.