The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) today announced the addition of Josiah Kissling as their senior director of state and federal government relations. In his new role, Kissling will lead MSMS’s state and federal advocacy efforts and serve as the organization’s chief lobbyist.
Before joining MSMS, Kissling served as the legislative director for the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, serving under both Speakers Tom Leonard and Lee Chatfield. Prior to that, Kissling served as budget director and deputy policy director for the Michigan House of Representatives.
“Josiah brings such a wealth of knowledge and capability to our government relations team here at MSMS,” said Julie Novak, MSMS’s chief executive officer. “I have no doubt that his extensive experience and familiarity with lawmakers and the legislative process will only serve to strengthen our organization’s ongoing advocacy efforts.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team here at MSMS,” said Kissling. “Our physicians are such a vital component of our communities, and I’m honored to do my part to strengthen their voice and influence as they advocate for the needs of Michigan’s patients.”