John P. Belmont Named Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

John P. Belmont has been named Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the MSSNY. He replaces Moe Auster, who was recently promoted to the position of Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for MSSNY.

“John brings to MSSNY a tremendous amount of knowledge of the New York State legislative process,” said MSSNY President Dr. Malcolm Reid.  “We believe he will be a great advocate for needed improvements to New York’s healthcare system to address the many challenges faced by New York’s dedicated physicians who are working to assure their patients can receive the quality and timely care they need.”

Before joining MSSNY, Mr. Belmont was a Legislative Representative for the Civil Service Employees Association’s influential Legislative and Political Operations arm since December 2006.  The Civil Service Employees Association is one of the largest unions in the United States representing 300,000 active and retired, public and private employees

As a Legislative Representative, Mr. Belmont developed and analyzed proposed legislation and lobbied members of the Assembly, Senate and the Governor’s office on issues of interest to CSEA.  He also participated in planning and conducting member education and training for CSEA membership.

Prior to CSEA, Mr. Belmont worked for the New York State Assembly as a researcher for the Communication and Informational Services Department, where he researched legislation and legislative programs for assigned regions and provided support for member outreach programs including all media outreach and demographic research.

A political science graduate of the College of Saint Rose, Mr. Belmont holds a Trade Union Program Certificate in trade union management and executive leadership from Harvard University. He lives in Colonie, New York.

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