Julie Shroyer’s long-term relationships with health and education policy decision makers allow her to be a forceful voice for clients’ interests. With 29 years of government relations experience on health care issues, she is in daily contact with Washington’s leading health care experts on Capitol Hill, in regulatory agencies, national organizations, and advocacy coalitions. Her work has resulted in numerous legislative victories, including increased Congressional awareness of client policy initiatives, earmarked appropriations, and favorable legislative and regulatory language.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Julie was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Wheat Government Relations, where she headed up the firm’s health care practice for 12 years. Before WheatGR, Julie was a Vice-President of Capitol Associates where her clients included health professional associations, medical research coalitions, and a large research university. Prior to her work in the private sector, Julie spent six years as Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association where she worked on mental health reform. As Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs she advocated for Association priorities in a number of healthcare coalitions, and was instrumental in leading efforts to win the inclusion of mental health benefits in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. 

Julie got her start on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member for the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, working closely with Chairpersons Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (D-CO). She continues to develop and maintain her extensive bipartisan network of contacts that include members of Congress, committee and personal staff, association leaders, and agency executives.