Jack serves currently as Associate Commissioner of the Office of External Affairs, and advises the Commissioner and other key agency officials on FDA's communications to the media, Congress, and the general public to advance FDA's mission and vision of protecting and promoting public health.
Prior to this appointment, Jack joined President Trump's Administration as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Immediately prior to the HHS appointment, Jack served on the Domestic Agency Appointments team on the Presidential Transition.
Jack has worked in the public affairs arena for over 20 years and has developed a strong health care background both at HHS and in the private sector. He served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at HHS. He was Secretary Mike Leavitt's liaison to the nation's governors, state, local and tribal leaders. He led a team of national and regional policy experts, liaisons and public affairs staff during the roll-out of Medicare Part D.
He was instrumental in organizing and implementing pandemic flu emergency preparedness summits with Secretary Leavitt and Governors of all states, territories and tribal leaders. He helped to support Secretary Leavitt's efforts post-Hurricane Katrina to establish rapid response efforts with Gulf state governors and other state, local and tribal leaders.
Jack worked on medical device issues representing Covidien, now Medtronic,and worked closely with that industry's association, AdvaMed, on domestic and international policy issues.
Jack previously served in two other capacities in the Administration of George W. Bush, as the White House Liaison at the Department of Labor and as the Associate Administrator in the Office of Procurement Policy at OMB. Jack has also been a leader representing the engineering industry while at the American Council of Engineering Companies and promoting workforce development and building opportunities for high school students as the head of the ACE Mentor of America organization. He has been active over the years with both the American Society of Association Executives and the Public Affairs Council
Jack received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his law degree from Catholic University of America. He is married to Adrienne Kalavritinos and has two boys John (Bucknell '21) and Mark.
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