TOMMY THOMPSON, Operating Partner
Secretary Thompson, 70, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public service, first serving in the Wisconsin state assembly in 1966 until later serving four terms as Governor. He was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") in 2001 and served as Secretary for four years. During his term at HHS, Secretary Thompson served as the nation's leading advocate for the health and welfare of all Americans. He worked to modernize and add prescription drug coverage to Medicare for the first time in the program's history. As Governor, he was best known for his national leadership on welfare reform and for his work in expanding health care access across all segments of society. Secretary Thompson currently is a partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He also serves on the corporate boards of Centene Corporation, United Therapeutics, Careview Communications, Cytori and CR Bard. Secretary Thompson received both his Bachelor of Sciences and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.