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#28: Dr. Donna Shalala — Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary, University President & Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Bring It In

    • Business

“We have to keep training and we have to keep educating — I don’t care whether it’s on the assembly line or in a classroom — we have to continue that training.”

No one understands the importance of lifelong education and training better than today’s guest Dr. Donna Shalala. Dr. Shalala is one of the most honored academics and politicians of our generation who has been lauded as “one of the most successful government managers of modern times.”

Dr. Shalala served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. During that time, Dr. Shalala directed the government’s welfare reform process, made health insurance available to more than 2.5 million children, raised child vaccination rates to the highest levels in history, and made so many other strides toward creating lasting progress that she was awarded the highest honor any American can receive — the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dr. Shalala then went on to serve in Congress, where she represented Florida's 27th congressional district. She has also served as the president of Hunter College, the president of the University of Miami, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and as the President of the Clinton Foundation.

So if you want to hear from one of the best leaders, politicians, educators, and innovators of our generation, then it’s time to…

Bring it in!

“We have to keep training and we have to keep educating — I don’t care whether it’s on the assembly line or in a classroom — we have to continue that training.”

No one understands the importance of lifelong education and training better than today’s guest Dr. Donna Shalala. Dr. Shalala is one of the most honored academics and politicians of our generation who has been lauded as “one of the most successful government managers of modern times.”

Dr. Shalala served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. During that time, Dr. Shalala directed the government’s welfare reform process, made health insurance available to more than 2.5 million children, raised child vaccination rates to the highest levels in history, and made so many other strides toward creating lasting progress that she was awarded the highest honor any American can receive — the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dr. Shalala then went on to serve in Congress, where she represented Florida's 27th congressional district. She has also served as the president of Hunter College, the president of the University of Miami, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and as the President of the Clinton Foundation.

So if you want to hear from one of the best leaders, politicians, educators, and innovators of our generation, then it’s time to…

Bring it in!

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