Lanier brings extensive federal policy experience to UNC Health Care. The majority of her career has been spent in the office of the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell. Lanier joined the Senator's leadership team when he was sworn in as the Republican leader in January 2007. While serving on Senator McConnell’s team, Lanier was his policy advisor on a myriad of issues. She was his liaison to external audiences and spoke frequently on behalf of the Republican leadership, working closely with governors and their staffs, and business leaders from across the country.
She previously held communications positions with Congressman Walter Jones and Senator Elizabeth Dole. Most recently, Lanier served as a policy advisor and represented numerous clients for the global law firm of DLA Piper.
Lanier is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of Furman University. She resides in Chapel Hill with her husband, Scott.
Lanier’s contact information is as follows:
Lanier Swann Hodgson
Director of State and Federal Policy
University of North Carolina Health Care System
420 MacNider Hall, Campus Box 7000
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000