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NYAM Trustee Kevin Thurm Joins U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as Senior Counselor

Kevin Thurm

NYAM Trustee Kevin Thurm will join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Senior Counselor under Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. HHS announced Mr. Thurm’s appointment on August 13. Mr. Thurm joined the NYAM Board of Trustees in January 2012 and served as Secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee.

"The staff Board of NYAM congratulate Kevin on his new position with HHS, where we know his skills and experience will be a great asset to the department's work," said Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, NYAM President. "We thank him for his dedicated service to NYAM, wish him well in this new endeavor, and look forward to his continued work in moving critical public health issues forward."

Mr. Thurm previously worked for HHS as Deputy Secretary under HHS Secretary Donna Shalala during the Clinton administration from 1996-2001. He joined Citigroup in 2001, where he held several roles, most recently Chief Compliance Officer. He brings to HHS more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

“Kevin’s decades of broad experience spans business and government with the focus necessary to advance our goals," said Secretary Burwell in a statement from HHS. "He brings to the Department not only his proven abilities as a leader, but also a deeply-held commitment to our mission.”

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Posted on August 22, 2014

Gina Ravosa
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