A new administration is in the White House and the country is emerging from a year-long pandemic public health crisis—so, what’s currently on the table in terms of policy priorities, things to watch for, and how the Washington DC conversation will change as Biden’s first term gets underway amidst a post-pandemic recovery? Hear from our “inside the Beltway” experts on what to expect on policy from health care to fintech, economics, and infrastructure.

Session Host

MacKay Jimeson, President, Ember Global Advisors

MacKay Jimeson is an award-winning public affairs and communications professional, a businessman and political adviser. As President of Ember Global Advisors, Jimeson helps position companies for growth in an evolving landscape of regulation, public opinion and disruptive competition. Previously, he led Corporate Affairs for Pfizer’s $9 billion Internal Medicine business. In that role he was responsible for public policy, government affairs, communications, advocacy and corporate responsibility for a portfolio of innovative medicines that prevent strokes, manage pain and treat tobacco addiction.

Jimeson’s background in policy and public affairs were developed as an aide to Florida Governor Jeb Bush and as an advisor on Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Returning to his roots, Jimeson was active in Governor Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign, by serving as a policy advisor, on the national finance committee and by co-chairing Mission: NEXT, the largest Republican effort to engage millennial voters. He remains involved in politics and currently serves on the national finance committee for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

In 2016 PRWeek honored Jimeson by selecting him to their 40 under 40 list. The following year Maverick PAC, the premier national network for young conservative business professionals, named Jimeson to their list of the Future 40. In 2018 the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a program backed by the United States Department of State, selected Jimeson to serve on a seven person bipartisan delegation to Russia.

Session Participants

Ozzie Palomo, Managing Director, Chartwell Strategy Group

Ozzie Palomo is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Chartwell Strategy Group. He specializes in devising and executing advocacy strategies for clients in a bipartisan manner before the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government. Ozzie serves on several finance committees at both the federal and state level and as an adviser to numerous Congressional steering committees.

Ozzie works with large institutions, small businesses, start-ups, and publicly traded companies in the defense, education, environmental, and financial services sectors offering guidance on legislative and regulatory affairs. He has also worked closely with several non-profit clients by providing counsel on how federal policies may impact their respective missions.

Ozzie earned his BA from James Madison University with a major in Political Science and Modern Foreign Language, and a minor in History.