Kevin Thurm, a former official within HHS, is returning to the agency as a senior counselor, reporting to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Thurm, 53, previously was second in command as HHS deputy secretary from 1996 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton and former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala. Thurm also served as HHS chief of staff.
After leaving HHS, Thurm went to banking giant Citigroup, where he held several roles. Most recently, he was Citigroup’s chief compliance officer.