As founder of Mason Street Consulting, Susan Zook is a leading authority in understanding the intersection of business development and health care 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 health care policy advisor to Senate Finance Committee Ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID). She also started her Hill career working for senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Zook has advised a wide range of health care stakeholders. She led the Government Affairs department for a large Fortune 50 insurance giant, Aetna, as they navigated through the challenging ACA exchange environment and spearheaded one of the (then) largest health care mergers in nation’s history. She has represented hospitals, large multinational healthcare systems, health insurers, large health trade associations and small innovative startup health care
companies. Through her experience and network, Zook drives results for her clients their stakeholders and patients they serve. Zook was named a 2020 Top Lobbyist by The Hill and a 2019 Fastest Growing New Lobbying Firm by Bloomberg. Susan serves as a board member for the Women’s Congressional Staff Association and Center for Healthcare Values. Susan graduated from Penn State University. She lives with her family in Alexandria, Virginia.