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Jason Van Pelt

Jason Van Pelt is an Executive Vice President at Crossroads Strategies, LLC.  Jason primarily advocates for clients in the health care industry, providing strategic advice on working with Members of Congress and the Administration.

Jason began his career in Washington serving in various capacities on the staff of former Congressman Ed Whitfield of Kentucky from 1996 to 2003.  Working at Merck (2003-2014) and Novartis (2014-2017), Jason spent over 13 years as an in-house federal advocate.  He was responsible for identifying critical legislative opportunities and threats to the company, analyzing their potential impact, ensuring the timely development of appropriate policy positions, and developing and implementing strategies to advocate for and achieve the desired results.  He focused primarily on health care, tax, and congressional oversight.

Jason graduated with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law.  He serves on the board of the Congressional Award Foundation, Congress’ official charity.