Kevin Wrege is President of PULSE Issues & Advocacy LLC, a Washington, DC-based government relations firm he founded in February 2007. PULSE provides a range of local, state and federal advocacy, research and policy services with an emphasis on insurance and general business issues. PULSE provides coverage and analysis of business and regulatory developments at the local District, state and federal level. The firm tracks and lobbies on a wide range of District of Columbia legislative & regulatory issues, particularly those impacting business and insurance policymaking.
Kevin is a licensed attorney, a registered Washington, DC lobbyist and a respected conference speaker. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, he is a published op-ed writer and he has been quoted as an insurance industry expert in a variety of general news and industry publications.
Prior to forming PULSE, Kevin served for four years as Regional Director and then Senior Regional Director for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the nation’s preeminent health insurance trade association. Kevin oversaw all of AHIP’s legislative and regulatory affairs in several mid-Atlantic and southeastern states, managing seven state lobbyists and a staff legislative analyst.
Before joining AHIP, Kevin served as General Counsel to the Cable Division of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy. Prior to that, he served for five years as Counsel and then Senior Counsel to the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, where he handled a variety of health insurance issues and received a written commendation from Governor William F. Weld for insurance legislation analysis. In recognition of his public service contributions, Kevin was awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance. Before joining state service, Kevin was a trial attorney at the Boston insurance defense firm of Morrison, Mahoney and Miller.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science magna cum laude from Hobart College and a law degree from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Kevin, his wife Elizabeth and their adopted children, Cole and Grace, reside in Washington, DC, where he also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the National Council for Adoption, a national non-profit organization devoted to serving the best interests of children through adoption. He is also an active member of the Financial Literacy Council recently appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray to guide programs that help District residents manage their finances effectively.