Toby Philpot has joined Health Management Associates as Director of Government Relations for the Florida Group of Health Management Associates. He will be directly responsible for advocating on behalf of Health Management before the Florida Legislature and state health care agencies, as well as the Florida congressional delegation.
Toby most recently served as Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida Department of Transportation. Previously, he served as a political director to Senate President Mike Haridopolos. Toby first entered state government at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration where he served as Deputy Communications Director and Special Assistant to the Secretary, participating in several significant reforms, including the publishing of hospital quality metrics online and reforms to the Medicaid program.
A member of the Florida Bar, Toby previously clerked for the Washington, D.C., based lobbying firm Barbour Griffith & Rogers, and subsequently served in the Office of United States Senator George LeMieux.