Anthony Barrueta, JD – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


Anthony Barrueta, JD

Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Kaiser Permanente
University of Texas/Austin

Barrueta is responsible for guiding the development of Kaiser Permanente’s positions on public policy matters of importance to the organization and its members. As part of this role, he leads Kaiser Permanente’s advocates and public policy professionals in Oakland, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C.. He is a member of KP’s national leadership team and chairs its national Health Policy Committee. From 2003 to 2010, Barrueta was vice president of KP’s government relations department, working in various areas, including Medicare, health insurance regulation, and healthcare reform. From 1994 to 2003, he was counsel/senior counsel, where he provided legal/policy guidance to KPs pharmacy benefit management and drug purchasing leadership. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was in private practice in Washington. He’s on the board of directors of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, Enroll America, and East Bay Agency for Children, and served for five years as general counsel of the Hispanic College Fund