Sam Marchio


Vice President, Federal & External Affairs
Anthem, Inc
Washington, DC

Samuel J. Marchio is Vice President of Federal & External Affairs for Anthem, Inc. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Marchio leads the company’s advocacy activities before the U.S. Congress (House and Senate), and all national organizations and coalitions. Mr. Marchio also provides strategic legislative and political support to the company and manages Anthem’s Political Action Committee and grassroots capabilities. Mr. Marchio joined Anthem in January 2011 with 10-years of bipartisan legislative, communications, political, and management experience as a senior congressional aide and veteran of five congressional campaigns.
Prior to joining Anthem, Mr. Marchio served as Chief of Staff for former U.S. Congressman Michael A. Arcuri (D-NY). In this capacity, Mr. Marchio served as the Congressman’s chief legislative, communications, and political advisor. Mr. Marchio also oversaw Congressman Arcuri’s work on the influential House Rules Committee, which is responsible for interpreting and implementing the rules of legislative debate and decorum in the U.S. House of Representatives. In that role he developed and executed strategy for the successful passage of 12 amendments to legislation debated by the House of Representatives.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Marchio spent five years working for former U.S. Congressman Sherwood L. “Sherry” Boehlert (R-NY), Chairman of the House Science Committee, in a variety of increasingly responsible roles, including Communications Director and Senior Legislative Assistant. Mr. Marchio joined Congressman Boehlert’s office in 2001 while in college and served until December 2006 when Boehlert retired after 24 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Marchio also serves on the National Board of the National Kidney Foundation, and as Secretary of the National Board. Mr. Marchio earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with studies focused on Public Administration and Political Philosophy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2001. He resides in McLean, VA with his wife Shana (Stribling) Marchio and their 5-year old son, Sammy.