Senior Counselor, Former White House Advisor and Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the United States Department of HHS
Lance Leggitt, president of Leggitt Strategies, has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience. As a former senior White House advisor to two presidents, Mr. Leggitt is a seasoned strategic policy advisor with experience in federal and state government affairs. His practice includes a broad range of federal and state domestic policy issues including healthcare, transportation, education, labor, small business, national security and veterans’ affairs.
Mr. Leggitt recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. In this role, Mr. Leggitt advised President Trump on development and implementation of regulatory and legislative strategies covering more than 10 cabinet secretaries and agencies including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Transportation, Labor, Education, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and the Small Business Administration. Mr. Leggitt regularly engaged these and other federal agencies as a part of his policy development and implementation responsibilities. He also worked closely with White House Legislative Affairs staff to develop strategies for advancing the Administration’s policies in Congress.
Mr. Leggitt previously served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, Mr. Leggitt had extensive management and policy oversight of all HHS agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indian Health Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Mr. Leggitt has also served as a senior White House advisor to President George W. Bush, a senior policy advisor and special counselor to the governor of Virginia and as an assistant attorney general in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.