Sonja Nesbit is a Managing Director in the Government Affairs segment of the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting, with a specific focus in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector.
Ms. Nesbit has 18 years of experience working in a bipartisan manner with Members of Congress and senior Administration officials to pass legislation and advance legislative goals of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , and the House Committee on Ways and Means.
While at HHS, Ms. Nesbit served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation. In that role, she managed the legislative portfolios for the FDA, CDC, HRSA, NIH, and the Indian Health Service on behalf of the HHS Secretary. She worked closely with the White House officials and other federal agencies.
Ms. Nesbit has developed strong working relationships with key Members of Congress and senior staff on the House Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means Committees, as well as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension and the Finance Committees. She also has close relationships with senior staffers for Members of the House Democratic Leadership.
At FTI Consulting, Ms. Nesbit provides strategic advice to healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, healthcare trade associations, group purchasing organizations, and not-for-profits to respond to federal regulatory challenges. She also is well positioned to assist clients on federal tax issues.
Ms. Nesbit holds a M.P.A. from the University of Connecticut.