robert zirkelbachRobert Zirkelbach, who guided communications for the health insurance sector through the legislative battle and rollout of the Affordable Care Act, is moving to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as senior VP of communications next month.

Zirkelbach is stepping down next week as VP of strategic communications for the Washington-based America's Health Insurance Plans, where he served as spokesman and led PR for the group for the past seven years.

He is slated to join PhRMA in early May.

Zirkelbach is a former press secretary for Rep. Jim Nussle (R-Iowa).