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Voting Begins for 2020 Leadership and Policy Council


The 2020 Executive and Policy Council nominee slate is now up. If you are a current APPAM member you should receive a ballot today via email. Beyond their representatives on the Policy Council, members can also vote for one of two nominees for the positions of Secretary, (Abt Associates' Laura Peck or Pardee RAND's Rachel Swagner), and Vice President (Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's Jeni Owen or Indiana University's Kosali Simon). Nominees were invited to share a stament with the candidacy and all nominees as well as their statements can be found here.

As is tradition, the nominee for President-Elect runs unopposed. New York University's Sherry Glied, the 2020 President-Elect, has outlined her professional trajectory and perspective on policy:

I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as President of APPAM.  I am deeply committed to our organization and to its mission.  I have participated in APPAM activities for three decades, and from 2015-2018, I was a member of the Policy Council.  During 2016-2017, I served as a member of the Federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, which led to path-breaking legislation to increase the availability of government data and the role of evidence in policymaking—activities squarely at the core of APPAM members’ activities.

My career has spanned academia and government service. I have been Dean at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service since 2013, after having spent many years as a professor of health policy at Columbia University. As Dean, I work with our faculty of economists, historians, management scholars, political scientists, public service practitioners, sociologists, and urban planners to change the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues—and to prepare the next generation of public service leaders.  I am particularly committed to increasing the diversity of the policy research community, across fields, disciplines, and work settings.

From 2010-2012, I served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the Department of Health and Human Services. At ASPE, I worked with policy researchers across a wide range of topical areas, including homelessness and housing policy, welfare policy, pharmaceutical regulation, public health policy, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Earlier, I served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton), with a portfolio that included labor market and health policy.

Both in government and now as Dean, I have engaged with scholars with varied disciplinary training, substantive areas of interest, methodological approaches, and sectors of employment. These experiences have reinforced my conviction that conducting high quality, innovative policy research and training future researchers to do so, are critical to our ability to meet the challenges of our society and economy, both in the US and around the world.

Thank you for this chance to help APPAM in its continued work in service of that vital mission.

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