Nick Garlow

Managing Director      

Nick leads integrated communications, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement campaigns for Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical companies, national non-profit patient and provider advocacy groups, and trade associations across a range of healthcare issues.

Nick has led successful campaigns to enact federal and state legislation to address the opioid crisis and treatment access issues, enable companies to navigate media and political scrutiny in Washington, and shape policies and regulations impacting patients and the healthcare innovation environment.

Nick brings a deep understanding of the third-party stakeholder landscape and political environment to companies and groups facing healthcare policy and issues management challenges in Washington and states and has experience building and managing coalitions, developing compelling narratives, and shaping the media, digital, and advocacy landscape to influence decision-maker audiences.

Prior to joining Rational 360, Nick spent nearly a decade in the office of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At HHS, Nick led digital strategy for the HHS Secretary, coordinated Department-wide digital communications and information sharing, and executed strategies to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), enroll Americans in health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and address public health crises such as Zika and Ebola.

Originally from New Hampshire, Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

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