Jerry McElroy worked for 35 years for Colorado’s largest integrated health care system that included an 800-member physician group. Twenty-eight of those years were spent doing government relations work for the organization. During that time, he was also closely involved with many different organizations with interests in health care and business issues such as the Colorado Association of Health Plans, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Competitive Council, Business Council for Healthcare Competition, and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. Jerry is known as one of the foremost experts on healthcare issues. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1975 with a degree of Physician Assistant in Medicine and worked in that field for seven years before moving to the area of government relations.