CHA News Article

CHA Announces New Senior Vice President for State Relations and Advocacy

CHA announced today that, beginning Oct. 15, Kathryn Austin Scott will become its new senior vice president for state relations and advocacy, serving as the association’s head lobbyist in Sacramento and directing the California lobbying team. She will succeed William Emmerson, DDS, who has announced his retirement at the end of this year after leading CHA’s state advocacy activities for the past five years.

Currently, Scott is a partner at Capitol Partners, a Sacramento lobbying firm that she founded over 10 years ago. She has over 20 years of experience in public policy and has served as a contract lobbyist to CHA for 15 years. Scott has also represented the United Hospital Association and the District Hospital Leadership Forum among other health care and non-health care clients. She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and lives in Carmichael with her husband and two children.