Kevin Thurm Returns to HHS as Senior Counselor; Sylvia Mathews Burwell Comments

HHS Health and Human ServicesKevin Thurm, a former deputy secretary of Health and Human Services before joining Citigroup, has returned to HHS as the agency’s senior counselor.

The 25-year public and private sector veteran will work to help the agency develop strategic programs, engage with outside partners and address policy issues in his new position, HHS said Wednesday.

“He brings to the department not only his proven abilities as a leader, but also a deeply-held commitment to our mission,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Thurm has held a variety of leadership roles at Citigroup for 13 years after serving as the number two HHS official under the Clinton administration.

During his first HHS stint, he oversaw agency efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act and respond to the Millennium computing bug.

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