Alex Azar
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Alex Azar

Republican

American politician

Indiana

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Alex Azar

American politician
Summary
Experience
54
Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
INResidence (state)

Alex Michael Azar II (born June 17, 1967) is an American politician, attorney, businessman, lobbyist, and former pharmaceutical executive who served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2018 to 2021. Azar was nominated to his post by President Donald Trump on November 13, 2017, and confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 2018. He was also chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force from its inception in January 2020 to February 2020, when he was replaced by Vice President Mike Pence. Azar served as general counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2001 to 2005. On July 22, 2005, he was confirmed as the deputy secretary of Health and Human Services; he served in that capacity until his January 2007 resignation. From 2012 to 2017, Azar was president of the U.S. division of Eli Lilly and Company, a major drug company, and a member of the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a large pharmaceutical trade association.

Experience

Education

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Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
1991
Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts
1988
Parkside High School

Past Positions

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Secretary
United States Department of Health and Human Services
2018 - 2021
Secretary
United States Department of Health and Human Services
2018
Secretary
United State Health and Human Services
2017
Deputy Secretary
United States Department of Health and Human Services
2005 - 2007
General Counsel
United States Department of Health and Human Services
2001 - 2005
Chairman
Seraphim Strategies LLC
2017
Member of Board of Directors
Biotechnological Innovation Organization
2013 - 2017
President
Eli Lilly and Company
2012 - 2017
Member of Board of Directors
HMS
2016 - Current
Vice President of Managed Healthcare Services and Puerto Rico
Eli Lilly and Company
2009 - 2011
Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications
Eli Lilly and Company
2007 - 2009
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP
1996 - 2001
Associate Independent Counsel
Office of the Independent Counsel
1994 - 1996
Law Clerk
Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court
1992 - 1993
Law Clerk
Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals
1991 - 1992

Other Experience

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Member of Board of Directors
American Council on Germany
2010 - 2018
Member of Board of Directors
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
2008 - 2018
Executive Committee Member
Healthcare Leadership Council
2012 - 2017
Member of Board of Trustee
Healthcare Leadership Council
2008 - 2017
Treasurer
Healthcare Leadership Council
2013 - 2017
Executive Committee Member
Yale Law School Association
2010 - 2013
Vice President
Yale Law School Association
2011 - 2013
Member of Board of Directors
National Association of Manufacturers
2008 - 2012
Member of Board of Directors
Indianapolis Airport Authority
2009 - 2012