Zach Snyder is Director of Government Affairs for Regence BlueShield. In this capacity, he leads legislative advocacy efforts for Regence by working closely with lawmakers to shape health policy at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington. Prior to working for Regence, Zach held a variety of policy and political roles that include, leading health policy campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.; representing the Washington State Dental Association before lawmakers in Olympia, Washington; and managing several campaigns for the Washington State Senate. Zach earned his J.D., with a health law focus area, from Seattle University School of Law, his M.P.A., with an emphasis in government, from Seattle University Institute of Public Service, and his B.A. in political science from Western Washington University.