Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
    US Department of Health and Human Services

Graduate, Harvard University; Rhodes Scholar. Formerly, with McKinsey and Company. Formerly with Clinton Administration: Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget; Assistant to the President; Deputy Chief of Staff to the President; Chief of Staff to Secretary of the Treasury. Formerly with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: 2001, Executive Vice-President; 2002-06, Chief Operating Officer; 2006-11, President Global Development. With Wal-Mart Foundation, President: leads charitable giving efforts, Wal-Mart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, and guides the company's social, environmental and economic opportunity efforts in Africa. Member of the Board: MetLife; Council on Foreign Relations.