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Annual McKenna Seaver Scholars Dinner

An Insider’s View of the Politics and Policy of Health Care Reform

Each year, Claremont McKenna College recognizes former and current recipients of the Donald C. McKenna Achievement Award and the Frank Seaver Leadership Scholarship with a special dinner and program at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. This year’s keynote speaker is Andy Chasin, who graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1997 with a B.A. degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. As a student at CMC, he was a recipient of the Donald C. McKenna Achievement Award, senior class president, and a member of the sailing club. During his junior year, Chasin studied abroad in Scotland. After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2002, Chasin was an associate at Baker & Hostetler, a major D.C. law firm. He has also worked in the Governor’s office and in various statewide campaigns in his home state of Arizona.

Currently, Chasin is Associate General Counsel for Health Reform at Blue Shield of California. In this role, he focuses on implementation of federal health care reform. Chasin joined Blue Shield after working on health reform in the United States Senate, most recently as Health Policy Counsel for Senator John Thune on the Senate Republican Policy Committee. In his spare time, Chasin enjoys running in triathlons and keeping in touch with his CMC classmates as the class liaison for CMC magazine. He also serves as a member of the advisory board for the University of Michigan’s Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, a think tank for research, development, and advocacy of innovative health benefit plans.

All CMC students, faculty, and staff are invited to sign-up for the dinner and program.