Melissa A. Schulman

Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs

Melissa A. Schulman joined CVS Health in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. In this role, she leads the teams responsible for public policy, regulatory, state and federal advocacy, and public affairs efforts for the enterprise and business units. Known for her legislative expertise and strategic approach, she brings more than 14 years of experience on Capitol Hill and 18 years in the private sector.

In her prior role, Schulman oversaw the Generic Pharmaceutical Association’s Government Affairs Department and served on its senior management team. There she directed GPhA’s advocacy efforts at the state and federal level and guided the industry’s legislative priorities. 

Schulman was vice president at the Bockorny Group for 15 years, a leading government affairs firm working on behalf of trade associations and Fortune 100 companies. A principal in the firm, she provided counsel to large corporations, trade associations and non-profits on a wide range of issues. While on Capitol Hill, she served as Executive Director of the Democratic Caucus and Policy Director to Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Additionally, Schulman worked with Rep. Thomas Manton (D-NY) and Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY).

While on Capitol Hill, Schulman was regularly named among the Top Fifty Congressional Staff by Roll Call, and she is frequently cited in political publications such as The Hill, National Journal and others. She is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Melissa Schulman, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs