Michael O. Leavitt | Markle
Michael O. Leavitt | Markle

Michael O. Leavitt

Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Former Governor, State of Utah
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Member, Rework America
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

Michael O. Leavitt is the founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005–2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003–2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993–2003). While at EPA he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel. His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu. Known as a seasoned expert in public policy, global health and health system reform, Leavitt is a sought after speaker and advisor to CEOs, governors, members of Congress and political candidates. He and his wife Jackie have been married 37 years and lead a full life with five children and eight grandchildren.