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Alison V. Beam

  • Senior Vice President
  • Chief Government Affairs Officer

Alison V. Beam currently serves as senior vice president and chief government affairs officer for UPMC. In this capacity, Beam is responsible for leading the enterprise’s government relations at the local, state, federal and international level, as well as directing policy and charitable giving.

Beam most recently served as acting secretary of health for Pennsylvania. In this capacity, she reformulated and strengthened Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccination enterprise, elevating the commonwealth from 49th to 8th in the country for COVID-19 vaccination rate in three months. Simultaneously, Beam was responsible for crafting an accountable and inclusive impact strategy for an estimated $1.7 billion of federal stimulus investments directed to various divisions of the Department of Health and multiple state agencies.

Prior to serving as acting secretary of health, Beam served as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Tom Wolf, coordinating initiatives and resources across Pennsylvania’s departments of Health, Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Aging and Insurance, as well as the Office of Advocacy and Reform. She helped coordinate the rollout of Pennie, Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace and the Reach Out PA mental health campaign. Prior to transitioning to the governor’s office, Beam served as chief of staff to the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner. She previously served as director of public policy and associate counsel for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.

Beam graduated from Drexel University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science in health policy and administration from Pennsylvania State University.