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Pat McCrory

Pat McCrory was sworn in as governor of North Carolina on January 5, 2013. McCrory was raised in Guilford County, North Carolina. He earned degrees in education and political science from Catawba College. McCrory was elected mayor of Charlotte in 1995 and went on to serve a record seven terms. He received a presidential appointment Read More…

Christine Gregoire

Chris Gregoire served as Washington’s 22nd Governor from 2004 to 2013 and was a tireless champion for the people of the state, their livelihoods and the communities in which they reside. Within her first 100 days in office, Governor Gregoire laid out ambitious plans to overhaul the state’s education system to help students build a Read More…

Stuart Altman

Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, the private sector, and academia. He has demonstrated leadership in health care through Read More…

Ana Sortun

If speaking French is one way to lay the foundations of a cooking career, the two years Seattle native Ana Sortun spent in her local L’Ecole Francaise were well invested. Fluent in French before 20, Sortun moved to Paris, attending La Varenne École de Cuisine and worked as a stagiare. Sortun credits her travels abroad Read More…

David Bennell

David Bennell is the North American Manager of Food, Land and Water for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD.org) where he focuses on Climate Smart agriculture and global food systems reform (FReSH). He’s worked for Microsoft, REI and LL Bean in leadership development, product development and sourcing positions. His career also includes working Read More…

Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen is POLITICO Pro’s executive health care editor. Kenen has covered everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.) Since arriving in Washington in 1994, she has focused on health policy and health politics. She joined POLITICO in September 2011. Kenen got the newspaper bug in Read More…

Douglas Elmendorf

Douglas W. Elmendorf began his tenure as dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in January 2016. He had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution after serving as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from January 2009 through March 2015. Before CBO, he spent two years Read More…

Stuart Altman

Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, the private sector, and academia. He has demonstrated leadership in health care through Read More…

Tina Martin

Tina Martin is an Emmy nominated and award winning television and radio anchor, host and reporter. Tina’s work is heard locally on 89.7 FM and seen on the television news program Greater Boston. Tina is also a fill-in host for Basic Black. She contributes to the PBS Newshour, NPR and The Huffington Post. Tina is Read More…