2017 WWCMA Annual Conference Speaker Bridger McGaw, athenahealth
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2017 WWCMA Annual Conference Speaker Bridger McGaw
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Bridger McGaw, Head of Global and Security Services

Bridger McGaw currently leads the Global Security & Services team at athenahealth, Inc. headquartered in Watertown, MA with offices in six states and India.  In this role, he serves as the corporate security director overseeing safety, security and business continuity for the $5B company.  Bridger joined athena in 2013 as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Marketing officer and Director of Institutional Sales for Epocrates. He is a recipient of the athenahealth 2013 Teach Award and 2014 Owl Award .  

Mr. McGaw formerly served in a number of capacities at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Appointed by President Barak Obama, he served as the Special Advisor for Cyber Security and Infrastructure Resilience to the Under Secretary of National Protection and Programs Directorate. He advised on critical infrastructure information sharing and risk management initiatives across NPPD’s preparedness, protection, response, and recovery programs. As Director of the Private Sector Office, he facilitated engagement with Fortune 500 executives and security officers addressing numerous policy challenges from intellectual property protection, supply chain security, crisis management, as well as DHS programmatic initiatives to enhance the impact and value of resource investment in partnerships with the public and private sector. 

Prior to his service in the Obama Administration, Mr. McGaw after over four years at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supported numerous government clients on issues relating to emergency management, strategic communications, and intelligence analysis.  Mr. McGaw’s public service also includes roles as Press Secretary to Congressman Marty Meehan, Assistant Press Secretary to Vice President Al Gore, and as a Public Affairs Officer to Secretary of Defense William Cohen. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2001 and the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Affairs in 1999.

He was member of “Team Franken” on Al Franken’s 2003 Grammy-award-winning book “Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them: A Fair and Balanced look at the Right.” Mr. McGaw holds a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, an AB in Government with honors from Harvard College. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. 

Conference Session:

Employer Panel: Establishing a Culture of Health

Moderated By: Kathy Hewes, Tufts Health Plan

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 
SouthEast Lounge

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