The AWHP Team

AWHP Dedicated Staff

Christopher Bandoli

Executive DIrector

AWHP is proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Bandoli as its new Executive Director to lead our critical work, effective January 2020.

Chris is an experienced government relations professional with more than a decade of experience in advocacy, policy analysis and political strategy. He has an intimate knowledge of the legislative process, a track record of successful engagement with Washington state lawmakers, and a familiarity with legislators, legislative and agency staff, and the broader legislative advocacy community.

Chris has led government affairs teams at multiple prominent organizations including Regence BlueShield and the Washington State Hospital Association, where he most recently served as a Senior Vice President. In his new role, Chris will lead the association in its mission of ensuring affordable health care coverage for all Washingtonians through a competitive marketplace that preserves consumer choice and quality care, builds on the stability and success of existing coverage programs, and supports innovation.

Chris is a seasoned leader who is deeply committed to the success of Washington’s insurance market and its ability to deliver affordable coverage. We’re excited to see him take on this role with his extensive knowledge and experience.

Chris received a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Indiana University.

Kelly Tower

Administrative Coordinator

kelly.tower@wahealthcareplans.org

AWHP is proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Bandoli as its new Executive Director to lead our critical work, effective January 2020.

Chris is an experienced government relations professional with more than a decade of experience in advocacy, policy analysis and political strategy. He has an intimate knowledge of the legislative process, a track record of successful engagement with Washington state lawmakers, and a familiarity with legislators, legislative and agency staff, and the broader legislative advocacy community.

Chris has led government affairs teams at multiple prominent organizations including Regence BlueShield and the Washington State Hospital Association, where he most recently served as a Senior Vice President. In his new role, Chris will lead the association in its mission of ensuring affordable health care coverage for all Washingtonians through a competitive marketplace that preserves consumer choice and quality care, builds on the stability and success of existing coverage programs, and supports innovation.

Chris is a seasoned leader who is deeply committed to the success of Washington’s insurance market and its ability to deliver affordable coverage. We’re excited to see him take on this role with his extensive knowledge and experience.

Chris received a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Indiana University.

Christine Brewer

Government Affairs Consultant

christine@olygov.com

(360) 628-1698

Christine Brewer brings her previous experience as director of government affairs for two of the state's largest agencies (the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Labor & Industries) and a lobbyist for the Associated General Contractors of Washington to work for AWHP.