Ron Lanton has over 20 combined years of government affairs and legal experience. This includes activities on the municipal, state, and federal levels of government. In addition to creating True North Political Solutions he has joined the Pharmacy Podcast Show as Government Affairs Strategist. Most recently Mr. Lanton worked for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, where he created and oversaw the company's Government Affairs Department, served as their exclusive lobbyist and also advocated for the company's various healthcare customers which included retail and specialty pharmacy, institutional and HME. Prior to that Ron worked at a government affairs consulting firm in Arlington, VA where he worked on healthcare, energy, commerce and transportation issues. He has also clerked for a federal magistrate, was appointed as a municipal commissioner on environmental issues and has consulted Wall Street firms on financial issues. He has been a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment. Mr. Lanton has a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio. He has a law license in Illinois and the District of Columbia. He is also a 40 under 40 award recipient.