Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Public Affairs Director, has been a leader in healthcare legislative and regulatory affairs for more than two decades. With an expertise in biomedical research and healthcare advocacy, Mr. Stone has worked with premiere organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Library Association, Deafness Research Foundation, Research!America, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. His corporate partnerships have included GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble Company, Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, and Pfizer. As a public policy professional, Mr. Stone has extensive experience with Congress, the NIH, FDA, CMS, NSF, CDC, and other federal agencies. He has created two Congressional health caucuses, drafted report language, held legislative briefings, written Congressional testimony, provided information for the Congressional Record, and set up annual meetings between advocates and their federal representatives. Mr. Stone has worked with local, state, and federal candidates and elected officials. He continues to consult with many in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Stone holds a BA in history from Memphis State University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University’s Graduate School of Public Affairs, and a Master’s in Political Management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Mr. Stone has been recognized by numerous awards and is a member of several civic and community boards and committees.