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Lawrence "L.D." Platt

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Lawrence “L.D.” Platt, principal of Cobalt Technical Solutions, brings more than 15 years of corporate, political and Capitol Hill communications experience to help Cobalt’s clients drive the fight and own the conversation.

Prior to joining Cobalt, he served as Vice President of External Affairs Communications for UnitedHealth Group. At United, Platt provided communications and public affairs strategic guidance for all of United’s external affairs platforms. This included helping developing messaging and public affairs strategies for public policy issues, corporate social responsibility, and business crises. 

Platt also served as a senior communications and political advisor at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the leading trade association for the nation’s health insurance companies. At AHIP, L.D. led multiple integrated public affairs campaigns and provided strategic advice throughout the nation’s debate on health care reform as well as implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

He also served in senior roles on Capitol Hill including Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Thomas M. Reynolds (NY-26) and worked on issue advocacy campaigns at the NRCC.

Today Mr. Platt resides in Arlington, VA with his two sons and is an avid mountain biker and president of Alexandria Rugby, a youth rugby club.

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