Fred Hannett

Founder & Managing Principal, The Capital Alliance


Fred Hannett has over 30 years of experience as a consultant and lobbyist to both private and public sector clients with interests in government healthcare programs. His clients include technology, pharmaceutical, managed care and provider organizations. His work on their behalf involves all aspects of government marketing assistance, including; strategic planning, market assessments, relationship management, developing and managing legislative and regulatory responses, and developing integrated public affairs strategies. He has assisted clients with virtually every Government agency and program involved in healthcare delivery or financing. This includes: Health and Human Services, Defense, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Justice, and the Office of Personnel Management.

Fred has a particularly strong understanding and knowledge base in the health delivery programs of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. He spent over 12 years at DoD, culminating with his appointment as Budget Director and legislative advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. For the past 25 years, he has assisted both large and small clients with numerous DoD and veterans healthcare-related programs involving billions of dollars. In addition, he served as a staff consultant to the President’s Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation’s Veterans, established by President George W. Bush.

His expertise in government health programs has been recognized in both the public and private sector. Fred served the Commonwealth of Virginia as Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Health under Governor Tim Kaine, and as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Healthcare Information Technology under Governor Mark Warner. He is a past Vice Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and continues to advise HIMSS on health policy.

Fred also works with several small businesses, focusing on growth strategies and future positioning as a member of their Board of Advisors.

Fred Hannett graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and has a Masters in Public Administration from American University.