Founder, Leavitt Partners/Co-Chair
Accountable Care Learning Collaborative
Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a healthcare intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of the U.S. Department 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 the 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.
Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association. He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade. Gov. Leavitt recently collaborated with former CMS administrator, Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, and WGU to found the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit organization focused on enabling healthcare industry success in value through defining and educating on value-based care delivery competencies.