Jason McNamara, 39
Government health lead, Amazon Web Services
McNamara has a career that spans military health, software vendors and CMS, where he helped write meaningful use regulations. At Amazon, he’s worked with states to significantly lower their costs, including one project that cut $1.5 million in annual spending by migrating the state benefit exchange to AWS. And during the pandemic, he led development of one of the first statewide clinical COVID-19 registries, collecting real-time data on patients in New York, which was then scaled to other parts of the country.