Greg Chavez joined DTA as the new Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2020. Chavez brings more than 25 years of association management experience to the position and most recently served as executive vice president of operations and membership at The Vision Council.
DTA Member Wide Virtual Town Hall
Join the DTA for a virtual member wide town hall addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic, where we will provide important updates on the stimulus package and current state of the industry.
- Introduction/Opening Statements | Greg Chavez (DTA CEO)
- Coronavirus Stimulus Package: What's Available Now for Your Business | Patrick Cooney (DTA Legislative Representative)
- Eye on Industry Reports | Ty Hamilton (DentalMarketIQ COO)
- Introduction of the "New" DTA Coronavirus Knowledge Center | Amy Moorman (DTA VP of Operations)
- Q&A Session
Patrick Cooney established The Federal Group, Inc. in 1999 with the objective of providing affordable, high quality government relations consulting services to companies, associations, municipalities and non-profit organizations.
Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Cooney represented the interests of the national clinical laboratory scientists as Associate Director of Government Affairs for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), and the physical therapists as the Senior Policy Advisor for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). As the senior advocate for each of these organizations he was responsible for the federal legislative and political strategies of each profession on Capitol Hill. ASCLS and APTA remain valued clients of The Federal Group today.
Mr. Cooney served as a congressional aide to Congressman Dick Swett (D-NH) who served the United States House of Representatives from 1991 – 1995. He also served as the State Field Director on the 1990 reelection campaign of the late Senator Jim Exon (D-NE) who served as a Senator from 1979 – 1997.
Mr. Cooney has expansive knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and political processes in Washington. He frequently speaks on government relations matters, particularly in the area of health care policy. As a long time advocate for sound public health policy he formerly served as Chair of the Public Health Advisory Board for the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Cooney is a graduate of the College of Business at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As COO, Ty is responsible for P&R Dental Strategies, LLC claim review and informatics activities. Ms. Hamilton has over twenty-five years’ experience in medical, dental, vision and other specialized insurance program operations, where she has successfully managed a variety of commercial and public dental programs. She has implemented multiple, unique data-driven solutions in the dental market place that advanced stakeholder understating of the dental market including dental quality and outcome measures. In addition to holding senior leadership positions with several commercial dental insurance companies, Ty’s public service background includes serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Healthy Kids Corporation, as well as serving as the Deputy Commissioner with the Texas Department of Insurance.