Former Bush official Lanhee Chen joins Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group has appointed former George W Bush administration official Lanhee Chen as a senior counsellor.

Brunswick Group senior counsellor Lanhee Chen
Brunswick Group senior counsellor Lanhee Chen

Lanhee has had a glittering career across government, US politics, business and academia. He is currently the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.

He has advised four presidential campaigns, including senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Romney-Ryan campaign in 2012, where he served as Mitt Romney’s chief policy advisor.

During the George W Bush administration, Lanhee was a senior official at the US Department of Health and Human Services.  

From 2014 to 2018, he served as a presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board – an independent, bipartisan panel that advises the president, Congress, and the commissioner of social security.

Brunswick Group chief executive officer Neal Wolin said: "Lanhee is an exciting addition to our team at Brunswick. His deep expertise in healthcare policy and significant experience advising on public affairs and public policy issues will meaningfully enhance our capabilities and be of huge value to our clients."

Lanhee Chen said: "I am impressed with Brunswick’s truly global reach, the quality of its people, and the strength of the firm’s leadership and culture. I look forward to working with an incredibly talented group of colleagues to address issues of fundamental significance for some of the world’s biggest companies."

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