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Blake Travis

Director, Marketing & Communications, MAXIMUS Federal

Mr. Travis is a senior marketing and public relations professional with more than 20 years of diversified marketing experience in the technology, government contracting and financial services industries. At MAXIMUS, he is responsible for the management and execution of marketing and communications strategies for the Company’s U.S. Federal Services Segment. Before joining MAXIMUS in 2008, Mr. Travis worked with such diverse companies as SAIC, American River HealthPro Credit Union and Dot Hill Systems Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and management with a marketing emphasis from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University.

May 16, 2017

Improving Citizen Engagement for an Aging Population

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The demographics of the U.S. are increasingly changing to include more Americans over the age of 65. As this population grows, it is important for those delivering government services to understand how to best engage this aging population.

March 21, 2017

How Agencies Can Manage and Reduce Caseload Backlogs

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Tom Naughton, President of Citizen Services for MAXIMUS Federal, discusses how federal agencies can manage and reduce their backlogs by focusing on how to improve their internal processes.

February 15, 2017

MAXIMUS Federal Executives Recognized on Top 100 Industry Lists

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Congratulations to two MAXIMUS Federal executives on their recent selections on industry Top 100 lists.

October 26, 2016

The Future of Delivering Government Services

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Jim Williams, former Acting Administrator for GSA, shares his thoughts on how the government can transform the way it delivers services in our continuing series on Citizen Engagement Services.

October 19, 2016

Tom Romeo Article in GovExec: “The Pressure to Improve Service Is Only Going to Increase”

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Tom Romeo, President of MAXIMUS Federal, wrote an article for Government Executive about the importance of improving citizen engagement – no matter who wins the election. He also spoke to two former agency leaders, Martha Dorris and Jim Williams, who shared their insights on the future of serving citizens.

October 13, 2016

How Citizen Engagement Centers Can Reduce Costs While Improving Outcomes

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As our series on Citizen EngagementTM Services continues, Andy Beamon speaks to how a Citizen Engagement Center can both improve the Citizen JourneyTM and reduce operating costs.

September 28, 2016

The Future of Digital Services in Government

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In the next video of our continuing series on Citizen EngagementTM Services, Martha Dorris, former Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA, discusses the future of digital services in government and how they can be used throughout the Citizen JourneyTM.

September 13, 2016

The Evolution of the Contact Center to the Citizen Engagement Center

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In the first of a series we’ll be running throughout the fall on Citizen EngagementTM Services, Scott Clarke, Vice President of Citizen Engagement Services for MAXIMUS Federal, discusses the importance of evolving the contact center into the Citizen Engagement Center. He also addresses what is different about the Citizen Engagement Center and the positive impact it has on the Citizen JourneyTM.

June 28, 2016

MAXIMUS Federal Moves Up on Washington Technology’s Top 100 List

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MAXIMUS Federal was once again recognized as one of the 100 largest government technology contractors by Washington Technology. This year, MAXIMUS Federal moved up to number 54, making the jump up three spots from last year’s rankings. The publication “has ranked the 100 largest government contractors for more than two decades, and it is viewed as one of the best barometers of the federal market’s competitive landscape.” The rankings are calculated using government spending and obligations during fiscal 2015.

May 17, 2016

Cross-Agency Integration

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Jim Miller, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, discusses how states can improve health outcomes by collaborating across agencies. Since social needs are such a critical driver of a beneficiary’s determinants of health, cross-collaboration between agencies can create substantial changes in health outcomes.

September 29, 2015

Featured Article in SEEN Magazine: “Taming Big Data to Advance Student Education”

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The promise of big data has been touted widely by leaders in nearly every industry, including education. Along the way, it has also created some trepidation about the sharing and use of personal information on a large-scale basis. In his recent article published in SEEN Magazine, Dr. Philip E. Geiger, Senior Vice President of the MAXIMUS K-12 Education Practice, discusses how school districts can harness the promise of big data to advance student education.

August 06, 2015

DecisionPoint Hits the Road

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As conference season approaches, MAXIMUS subject matter experts are preparing to hit the road to exhibit, attend and speak at some of the most important health care conferences of the year. Come and see us at the following conferences:

July 15, 2015

MAXIMUS Health Literacy Leaders Presented at APHSA Webinar: Transforming Communications with Integrated Health Literacy Strategies

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On June 23, MAXIMUS and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) hosted the Transforming Communications with Integrated Health Literacy Strategies webinar. Anita Light, Director of the National Collaborative at APHSA, Doug Howard, Senior Vice President of Business Development at MAXIMUS, and Nicole Donnelly, Director at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, co-presented on the importance of health literacy strategy for effective communications.

June 30, 2015

Featured Article in APHSA’s Policy and Practice: “State Transformation Opportunities for Health Insurance Coverage”

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Here’s a piece that Jan Ruff, MAXIMUS Senior Vice President and health policy expert, wrote for the June issue of Policy and Practice, the magazine of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The article focuses on a specific section of the Affordable Care Act that provides states with unique opportunities to transform their health insurance programs.

May 26, 2015

Introducing the DecisionPoint Webinar Series

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Given the popularity of our recent webinar series, we are continuing to provide expert analysis on the topics that impact leaders of government health programs. Our next series, the DecisionPointTM Webinar Series, will feature subject matter experts on public health insurance programs, with a focus on lessons learned from experiences that states can apply to their current programs.

April 22, 2015

Webinar on April 24: Continuing the Conversation on Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs

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In February, we hosted a live event at the Newseum surrounding the special provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that offers states the opportunity to take new approaches to their health insurance programs.  Section 1332, also known as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver, can be leveraged by states in designing and developing new ways to operate their public health insurance programs.

March 09, 2015

MAXIMUS Federal Vice President Anna Sever Discusses the Future of Health Care Payment Reform

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Anna Sever, Vice President of Business Development for MAXIMUS Federal Services, offers her take on health care payment reform in a recent issue of Healthcare Reform Magazine. In the article, “Payment Reform: How Consensus Can Create Quality Care,” Ms. Sever discusses the urgent need for reform, the evolution of the payer landscape, and why contractors and their federal counterparts must work together to condense payer quality standards and prepare for a major shift toward quality of care and improved customer service.

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