Todd Askew is the Senior Vice President of the Advocacy Group for the American Medical Association, overseeing the organization’s legislative, government affairs, political, health policy and private sector advocacy activities. Prior to becoming SVP in 2019, Todd managed the AMA’s team of Congressional lobbyists as Director of Congressional Affairs, developing and implementing strategies to advance organized medicine’s priorities before the United States Congress. Todd had previously served as an Assistant Director for the division. From 1994-2000, Todd worked for the American Academy of Pediatrics Department of Federal Affairs working on legislative and regulatory matters dealing with health care financing and public health, including the 1997 enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. He began his career in Washington in the office of then Representative Nathan Deal of Georgia. Todd has a BA in History from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.