Jeffrey C. McGuiness is CEO Emeritus of HR Policy Association, the nation’s leading public policy association of senior human resource executives, representing more than 360 of the largest companies operating within the United States and globally. On the public policy front, the Association focuses on the development of U.S. human resource and employment policies, primarily at the federal level. Currently, health care, executive compensation, talent sustainability and workforce development, labor relations, education, and retirement policy dominate its agenda. At the same time, the Association uses the collective strength of its membership to achieve market-based improvements in HR practices and offerings including building unique products such as its Retiree Health Access program.
During his nearly three decades of leading the organization, it went from a small organization focused primarily on labor and employment policy called the Labor Policy Association to what it is today, the premier organization of Chief Human Resource Officers. During his tenure, a number of affiliated organizations were created, some of which are leaders in their own right—the Center On Executive Compensation, the American Health Policy Institute, and most recently the Health Transformation Alliance, or HTA. Today, Mr. McGuiness serves as President and COO of the HTA which is the largest health care purchasing cooperative in the United States.
In addition to his work with the Association, Mr. McGuiness is also the Senior Partner of McGuiness & Yager LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm specializing in employment, compensation, benefits and labor law. Further, he is the President and CEO of the Health Care Policy Roundtable LLC that provide health care offerings to large employers, including Retiree Health Access which covers nearly 100,000 lives.
From 1981 to 1984, Mr. McGuiness served as Chairman of the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services. From 1979 to 1980, Mr. McGuiness served as a Special Counsel to Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) during the drafting of the Chrysler bailout program. In 1995, Mr. McGuiness was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and has served on the Board of Directors of its related foundation. He is a graduate of Principia College and the American University School of Law. A member of the District of Columbia bar, he is the author of several publications and commentary on workplace policy.