APCO Worldwide has recruited Jack Kalavritinos, who was director for intergovernmental & external affairs at the Dept. of Health & Human Services, for a senior director slot. He will join the Washington-based firm on May 28.
At HHS, Kalavritinos guided Secretary Alex Azar on communications and outreach and promoted the department’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis, reduce drug prices and engage with healthcare providers.
Earlier, he served in the Food and Drug Administration as associate commissioner for external affairs and counselor to then- commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
Prior to joining the Trump team in 2017, Kalavritinos handled domestic and international policy issues for Covidien, which is now Medtronic, for more than seven years.
Evan Kraus, APCO’s global president, said Kalavritinos’ experience in the private and public sector will be invaluable to clients in today’s challenging health policy landscape.