As Founder of Mason Street Consulting, Susan Zook is a leading authority in understanding the intersection of business development and healthcare policy. She has nearly two decades of experience developing and advancing health policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and working with companies to achieve their advocacy and business goals.
Prior to founding Mason Street Consulting, Susan held several high-level positions in the federal government, including healthcare policy advisor to Chairman Mike Crapo, senior member of the Senate Finance Committee. The senator has been a leading voice and champion for both the Medicare Advantage program and private-sector innovation in the healthcare space. She also started her career working for a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Zook has advised a wide range of healthcare stakeholders. She led the Government Affairs department for a large Fortune 50 insurance giant – Aetna – as it navigated the challenging ACA exchange environment and spearheaded one of the (then) largest healthcare mergers in the nation’s history. She has represented hospitals, large multinational healthcare systems, commercial insurers, Medicare Advantage insurers, large health trade associations and small innovative startup healthcare companies. Through her experience and network, Zook drives results for her clients their stakeholders and the patients they serve.
Susan currently lives in Alexandria, Va., with her family.