Kate Hull joined the firm in January of 2003, after spending eleven years in the United States Senate. On Capitol Hill, Kate served as Staff Director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Subcommittee on Aging, and led efforts to address the nation's nursing shortage. Prior to that, she spent four years as Senior Legislative Assistant to Senator Tim Hutchinson. She advised the senator on a wide variety of issues, including health care, aging, taxes, budget and small business. Kate was a key negotiator in the 2002 bioterrorism conference committee, the Patient's Bill of Rights debate and the 1997 legislation to reform the Food and Drug Administration. Before joining Hutchinson's staff, she worked on the legislative staff of Senator Bill Cohen. At Fierce Government Relations, Kate manages a diverse portfolio of health care clients, ranging from insurers, hospitals and home care providers to the generic drug industry. She offered key strategic advice and guidance to clients throughout the 2009/2010 health care reform debate and during consideration of key health legislation such as the Medicare Modernization Act, the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. Kate also serves as Executive Director of the Corporate Health Care Coalition, a group of the country's leading employers that provide self-insured health benefits to their employees. The Maine native graduated from the College of William and Mary, in Virginia. She and her family live in Alexandria, Virginia.