Paul Billings is the National Senior Vice President, Public Policy for the American Lung Association. In this capacity, he oversees the Lung Association’s lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, climate, healthy air and tobacco control advocacy program. During his tenure at the Lung Association, he has led federal advocacy campaigns that resulted in stricter regulations on tobacco products, growth in research funding, improved patient access to preventive services and cleanup of air pollution from motor vehicles and power plants. Paul Billings has worked for the American Lung Association for more than 30 years.
Previously, he directed grassroots activities for the National Clean Air Coalition and he was an associate with the FMR Group in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Bates College, he also attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Paul and his wife Teresa, a retired public school teacher, reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.