Senator Tom Daschle
Senator Daschle is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. The Daschle Group is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political issues.
In 1978, Senator Daschle was elected to the US House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. In 1986, he was elected to the US Senate and was chosen as Senate Democratic Leader in 1994. In 2003, he chronicled some of these experiences in his book, Like No Other Time: The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever. In the 2013 release of The US Senate: Fundamentals of American Government, Senator Daschle explores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch.
Since leaving the Senate, Senator Daschle has remained an active and learned voice among policy-makers. He has distinguished his experience in health care through the publication of Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis and Getting It Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Care Reform. Senator Daschle has also emerged as a leading thinker on climate change, food security and renewable energy policy.
Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Senator Daschle attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 1969. He is married to Linda Hall Daschle and has three children and five grandchildren.
Representative Jim Greenwood
James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 1,200
biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology
centers and related organizations across the United States and in more
than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and
development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and
environmental biotechnology products. Since his appointment in
January of 2005, he has markedly enhanced the trade association’s
capacity – increasing both its staff and budget by nearly fifty percent.
Mr. Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth
District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through
January 2005. A senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he
was widely viewed as a leader on health care and the environment. From
2001 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood served as Chairman of the Energy and
Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation with
oversight authority over issues in the full Committee's vast
jurisdiction. Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Greenwood served six
years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1981-86) and six years in
the Pennsylvania Senate (1987-1992).
Mr. Greenwood graduated from
Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980,
he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the
Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Mr. Greenwood is
married with three children and resides in Upper Makefield,
Secretary Donna Shalala
E. Shalala is president and CEO of the Clinton Foundation. Previously,
she served as president of the University of Miami and Professor of
Political Science. Donna received her A.B. in history from Western
College for Women and her Ph.D. from Maxwell School of Citizenship and
Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She served as President of Hunter
College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as Chancellor of the University
of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, President Clinton
nominated her as Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) where she
served for eight years. In 2008, President Bush presented her with the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian award. A
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a Peace Corps
Volunteer in Iran from 1962-1964. In 2010, she received the Nelson
Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights recognizing her dedication to
improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in
South Africa and internationally.
Honorable Kenneth Wainstein
Kenneth Wainstein is Chair of the white-collar group at
Cadwalader, where he focuses his practice on corporate internal investigations
and civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.
Ken spent over 20 years in a variety of law enforcement and national security
positions in the government. Between
1989 and 2001, Ken served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both the Southern
District of New York and the District of Columbia, where he handled criminal
prosecutions ranging from public corruption to gang prosecution cases and held
a variety of supervisory positions, including Acting United States
Attorney. In 2001, he was appointed
Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, where he provided
oversight and support to the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. Between 2002 and 2004, Ken served as General
Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then as Chief of Staff to
Director Robert S. Mueller III.
Ken was appointed and then confirmed as United States Attorney for the District
of Columbia, where he had the privilege to lead the largest United States
Attorney’s Office in the country. In
2006, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ken as the first Assistant Attorney General for
after 19 years at the Justice Department, Ken was named Homeland Security
Advisor by President George W. Bush. In
this capacity, he coordinated the nation’s counterterrorism, homeland security,
infrastructure protection, and disaster response and recovery efforts.