Bipartisan lobbying firm Horizon Government Affairs (HGA) added Greg Johnson as chief operating officer and chief of staff and J.P. Wieske as vice president of state affairs.
Johnson was most recently vice president of strategic initiatives for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. He led public affairs solutions and developed campaigns for the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry for companies like UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health and Aetna Inc. He served as principal advisor to the CEO, planning and managing PCMA’s business development and crisis management. Johnson also advocated on numerous pieces of legislation and regulation such as Medicare Part D program, ACA, FDA, and Medicaid provisions. Prior to his tenure at PCMA, he was the assistant director of public policy for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), where he analyzed the impact of regulations on the health insurance market.
Wieske previously served as Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of Wisconsin, where he oversaw the administrative functions of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. Wieske was also involved in Gov. Scott Walker’s Opioid Task Force and chaired various subgroups for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. As the firm’s newest VP, Wieske will continue HGA’s expansion into state government and policy.