Carlson Named to Crain’s 50 Names to Know in Lobbying

Adam Carlson

Adam CarlsonMHA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Adam Carlson is listed in the 50 Names to Know in Lobbying guide for 2022 published by Crain’s Detroit Business. The Crain’s list is a selection of professionals representing trade groups, major corporations, law firms and multiclient firms.

In his current role at the MHA, Carlson leads the Advocacy division of the MHA that advocates on behalf of hospital interests in the state Legislature. Included in that work is educating lawmakers and department officials on potential implications of proposed rules and legislation, while also monitoring and establishing proposals to improve the yearly state budget.

Carlson joined the MHA in 2018 as a senior director of government affairs. His responsibilities within the MHA’s Advocacy division have continued to expand, particularly after the October 2021 departure of former MHA Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs Chris Mitchell to become the CEO of the Iowa Hospital Association. Crain’s describes Adam as “a key player in any change to laws affecting hospitals, health systems, insurance and other aspects of the multibillion-dollar [healthcare] industry in Michigan.”

Carlson earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and honors economics from the University of Notre Dame.