Robert E. Andrews currently serves as the CEO of the Health Transformation Alliance. Rob led the Government Affairs practice at Dilworth Paxson law firm for two years before joining the HTA.
Rob served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for nearly 24 years. Upon his departure from the House, President Barack Obama praised Rob’s service as “an original author of the Affordable Care Act…and a vital partner in its passage and implementation,” and cited his “tenacity and skill” in representing the people of New Jersey.
Rob is married to Camille Spinello Andrews, an Associate Dean at Rutgers Law School and former Dilworth partner, and they have two daughters, Jacquelyn and Josie.
Mr. Andrews’ representative experience includes: Member of the House of Democratic Leadership as Co-Chairman of the Steering Policy Committee; Senior Democratic Member and former Chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce (The HELP subcommittee has jurisdiction over the ERISA law, dealing with all employee benefits, the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, dealing with employment, as well as all other labor and employment laws); Senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, with responsibility for all military defense matters; Senior Democratic member and the former Chairman of the Defense Committee Panel on Defense Procurement Reform; Senior Democratic member and former Chairman of the Defense Committee Panel on Audit of the Pentagon; Participant, White House Summit on Health Care Reforms (2009 and 2010); One of the Original Authors of the Affordable Care Act; One of the original authors of the Defense Procurement Reform Law (2009); and he holds record for the highest number of votes ever received by a U.S. House candidate in the history of the state of New Jersey. Mr. Andrews’ professional and community activities include his time as former Director of Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Mr. Andrews has been a keynote speaker at charitable, educational and governmental events for 30 years, including: Bucknell University commencement; Rutgers Law School commencement; and Rutgers Camden commencement. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNBC. Education: J.D., magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1982 • Cornell Law Review • Order of the Coif B.A., summa cum laude with honors, Bucknell University, 1979 • Phi Beta Kappa