Ronald W. Lanton III, JD, has over 25 years of experience focused on government affairs including activities on the municipal, state, and federal government levels with 15 years dedicated to the health care sector. Mr. Lanton founded the health care government affairs and lobbying firm True North Political Solutions. He is now the executive director and head lobbyist at Frier Levitt Government Affairs, LLC and is also senior counsel at Frier Levitt.
Prior to True North, Mr. Lanton created a government affairs department for wholesale-distributor H. D. Smith and served as the company's exclusive lobbyist while also advocating for various health care customers including retail and specialty pharmacies, home infusion, long- term care, institutional, and home medical Equipment (HME).
Ron has also worked at Stateside Associates, a greater Washington, DC, area government affairs consulting firm where he handled health care, energy, commerce and transportation issues. He has also clerked for a federal magistrate and was appointed as a municipal commissioner on beautification and environmental issues. He frequently consults Wall Street firms on financial issues related to the healthcare sector.
Mr. Lanton is a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment. He has authored numerous articles regarding pharmacy and healthcare law and is a regular contributor to Specialty Pharmacy TimesⓇ. He is a 40 Under 40 award recipient from the Springfield Business Journal in Illinois. He has been admitted to practice in New York, Illinois, and the District of Columbia. He has a bachelor's degree from Miami University and a law degree from The Ohio State University. He is also the chair of the Biologics Committee for the New York Bar Association.