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Becky Shipp

Becky has over 20 years of senior level experience developing public policy and enacting those policies into law.  Prior to establishing Becky Shipp Consulting, LLC, Becky was Vice President at The Sheridan Group.  During her time at The Sheridan Group, Becky advised clients on health, welfare and tax policy.  She secured key provisions into legislation, provided strategic advice and counsel and helped form and manage successful coalitions to advance client’s policy goals.

Prior to joining The Sheridan Group, Becky served as lead negotiator and policy advisor for the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee on health and human service issues under both Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) and Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT). In this role, Becky worked directly with Members of Congress, including House and Senate Committee Chairs and Leadership, as well as White House officials, on health and social impact financing and human services policies. She also managed a series of diverse and bipartisan coalitions of health and human services stakeholders, including Committee and Leadership staff, think tanks, advocacy organizations, Administration officials and state groups to advance legislation and get that legislation enacted into law. 

Becky also served as the Staff Director for the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth under the leadership of Chairman Grassley and Senator Mary Landrieu.  Her work on this Caucus was featured in the documentary, From Place to Place.

A seasoned public speaker, Becky has represented the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in public speeches, and on his behalf participated on panels for associations, think tanks, interest groups and advocates. She has testified before the committee on legislation and answered questions from the Members of the Senate Finance Committee.

As a thought leader, Becky has provided numerous background briefings and interviews on health care, social impact financing, and welfare policies with academics, policy writers. and think tanks and presented original analysis and political insights at academic and policy forums and conferences. Her work as the lead staffer on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative was featured in the book, Show Me the Evidence, by Ron Haskins.

Becky holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Boston University. She is also a published poet who has taught literature and writing at the University of Iowa, Northeastern University and Boston College.  

She is also currently a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas D.C. based Archer Center.