Honorable Tommy G. Thompson
Governor Thompson has served as a member and non-executive chairman of our board of trustees since August 2013. He contributes extensive knowledge of the evolving healthcare industry and unique experience with physicians, healthcare decision makers and business executives nationwide regarding healthcare policy and improvements within the industry.
Governor Thompson is the former United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and a four-term Governor of Wisconsin. He served as HHS Secretary from 2001 to 2005 and is one of the nation’s leading advocates for the health and welfare of all Americans.
Following his term in public office, he built on his efforts as HHS Secretary and Governor to develop innovative solutions to the health care challenges facing American families, businesses, communities, states and the nation as a whole. These efforts focus on improving the use of information technology in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices; promoting healthier lifestyles; strengthening and modernizing Medicare and Medicaid; and expanding the use of medical diplomacy around the world.
From 2005 to 2009, Governor Thompson served as a senior advisor at the consulting firm Deloitte and Touche USA LLP and was the founding independent chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, which researches and develops solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing health care and public health related challenges. From 2005 to early 2012, he served as a senior partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP. Governor Thompson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Logistics Health, Inc. from January 2011 to May 2011, and served as President from February 2005 to January 2011.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centene Corporation (since 2005), C.R. Bard, Inc. (since 2005), United Therapeutics Corporation (since 2010), Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (since 2011), and TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (since 2012). He was formerly a director of AGA Medical Corporation, CNS Response, Inc. PURE Bioscience, SpectraScience, Inc., and VeriChip Corporation.
Governor Thompson received his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.