Sickle Cell Disease Association of America named John Otsuki as government relations manager. Otsuki brings experience in regulatory and legislative affairs, government relations and strategic planning.

Prior to joining the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Otsuki was a government relations manager at Jones Walker LLP, where he maintained relationships with members of Congress and government agencies, executed regulatory processes, developed protocols and prepared reports on regulatory and legislative affairs. He previously served as a legislative analyst and research and administrative assistant at the law firm and as a legislative intern for a member of Congress.

Otsuki holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Auburn University.