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Adventist Health System Names Michael Griffin Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy

Griffin will lead government relations, public policy, corporate citizenship and regulatory administration efforts for the health system.

8/3/2017  |  By Mario Roberts

Michael Griffin has been named vice president of public policy and advocacy for Adventist Health System (AHS).

Griffin will report to Jeff Bromme, executive vice president and chief legal officer for Adventist Health System, and lead government relations, public policy, corporate citizenship and regulatory administration efforts for Adventist Health System. He will have oversight and responsibility for developing and executing the organization's public policy agenda, including federal and state lobbying efforts, and aligning AHS and the Adventist Health Policy Association's efforts. Griffin will also oversee AHS's community benefit and corporate citizenship strategies, with a focus on the social determinants of health to facilitate the improvement of the fiscal, spiritual and economic well-being of the communities served by AHS.

"Mike's vast public affairs experience and keen understanding of public policy, government and regulatory matters will benefit us greatly, and I am happy to have him in this key leadership role," said Bromme. "As we advocate for a more consumer-focused health care model, Mike's leadership and expertise will be instrumental in advancing our efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve."

In his previous role, Griffin was vice president of public affairs for Adventist Health System hospitals across Florida. Prior to joining Adventist Health System, he held positions of vice president of international communication strategies and vice president of communications for the Walt Disney Company. His experience also includes more than 25 years with the Orlando Sentinel.

Griffin earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Central Florida.

He is currently a member of the American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors, and serves on the advisory councils of the University of Central Florida College of Sciences and the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida.

He and his wife, Colby, have two adult daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling in his RV.