Boehner Press Secretary Hired by Health Insurance Lobby

America’s Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance lobby in Washington, D.C., has hired Speaker Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, as its new spokesperson and vice president of communications.

Buck was Boehner’s press secretary for three years and also served as a press secretary for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) when Mitt Romney chose Ryan as the Republican nominee for vice president.

In a statement marking Buck’s farewell, Boehner credited him with playing a key role in Republicans’ efforts to win back the House of Representatives in 2010.

“I’ve appreciated his advice, his energetic advocacy, and his wit … Boehnerland will miss him,” Boehner said.

AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni praised Buck as an essential resource in the insurance lobby’s communication team.