International Advisory Council


APCO's International Advisory Council (IAC) and its four subgroups comprise more than 90 recognized global leaders, including: former elected politicians; leaders of business and industry; academics at leading universities; world-class journalists and editors; NGO and nonprofit pioneers; diplomats; and policy experts.

Each member offers clients invaluable real-world knowledge; they are individuals who understand the complex issues clients face because they have encountered similar opportunities and challenges — and successfully conquered them — in their own careers. Clients can get counsel from individual members, or a select group of members with varying perspectives, to obtain robust counsel that can help clients make the right decisions.

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  • Lanhee Chen

    Fellow at the Hoover Institution; former senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Jack Faris

    Former CEO of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute; former director of communications for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Dan Glickman

    Former U.S. congressman; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

  • Karen Hulebak

    Former chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission; principal at Resolution Strategy, LLC., a food-safety consultancy

  • Bob Kocher, M.D.

    Former special assistant to President Obama for health care and economic policy; partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm

  • Anita Manning

    Former USA TODAY medical reporter covering public health issues

  • James McGregor

    Bestselling author; former Taiwan and China bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal; former CEO of Dow Jones China

  • Leslie V. Norwalk

    Former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Kavita Patel

    Former director of policy for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Phyllis Piano

    Former vice president of corporate communications and philanthropy at Amgen

  • Wayne L. Pines

    Former chief spokesman and chief of consumer education and information for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

  • Kenneth Thorpe

    Former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Tevi Troy

    Former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; CEO of the American Health Policy Institute

  • Rick Wade

    Former head of communications for the American Hospital Association

  • Derek Yach

    Executive director of The Vitality Group; former senior vice president of global health and agriculture policy at PepsiCo