Todd A. Shamash
Commissioner 

Commissioner

Todd A. Shamash currently serves as deputy general counsel and head of Regulatory Affairs for Capital BlueCross. In this capacity, Shamash assists with corporate legal matters and provide oversight for activities involving government regulation.

Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Corbett, where he had oversight over numerous executive agencies including the Departments of Banking, Welfare, Health, Insurance, Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Education, Revenue and Agriculture.  His major focus was coordination of all healthcare and insurance issues for the Commonwealth.  He also is also a current Trustee of the Pennsylvania Employee Benefits Trust Fund (PEBTF).

Todd also previously served as Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the Jefferson Health System headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.  He focused on payer relations, captive insurance operations and overall external affairs for the second largest health system in the Commonwealth.  He has formerly held positions as a Senior Consultant with Capital BlueCross; as Department Counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Michael Ward. 

Todd has focused a portion of his career on managed care regulatory issues and risk bearing transactions for healthcare providers.  He has lectured at the Health Law and Insurance Institutes in Pennsylvania and is a contributing author to the “Health Laws of Pennsylvania.”

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.

He currently resides in Mechanicsburg, PA with his wife Erika and their son and daughter.