President Trump announced his HHS secretary nominee via Twitter on Monday as Alex Azar.
Azar was deputy secretary at HHS during the administration of President George W. Bush before joining drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co, first as senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications and later as president of Lilly USA, its U.S. affiliate, according to his LinkedIn page.
He left the company in January to form an Indianapolis-based healthcare consulting firm, his Linkedin entry says.
Azar also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and was a partner at Washington law firm Wiley, Rein and Fielding, the Linkedin page says.
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