JUDAH C. SOMMER

Former Head of Government Affairs, United Health Group; Chair of Public Policy Group, Crowell & Moring LLP

“When I was asked to move from Goldman Sachs to United Health Group (a Fortune 21 company with over 87 billion in revenue) part of my transition plan was to bring Melanie with me.  She has continued to work with me and my team at major inflection points during my leadership. Melanie worked with me on formulating and communicating my vision, structuring my team, defining roles and creating examples of best practices—all this with a group of relatively autonomous lobbyists working in different locations, many of whom had never met each other in person!”