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Lance B. Leggitt*

President, Leggitt Strategies

Lance Leggitt, president of Leggitt Strategies, has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience, including service as a senior White House advisor for two Presidents.

Professional Biography

As a former senior White House advisor to two Presidents, Mr. Leggitt is a seasoned strategic policy advisor with more than 25 years of experience in federal and state government affairs. His practice includes a broad range of federal and state domestic policy issues including health care, transportation, education, labor, small business, homeland security, and veterans' affairs.

Mr. Leggitt recently departed the Trump Administration where he 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 ten 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.

From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Leggitt served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health (HHS). As the HHS Chief of Staff, Mr. Leggitt had extensive management and policy oversight of all HHS agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food & 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.

  • Granted Top Secret and SCI security clearances in federal government
  • Former Chair – Baker Donelson's Federal Health Policy Group (2006 – 2017)
  • Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (Trump Administration, 2018 – 2019)
  • Chief of Staff – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2017 – 2018)
  • Senior Health Policy Advisor (George W. Bush Administration, 2005 – 2006)
  • Counselor to the Deputy Secretary – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001 – 2005)
  • Special Counselor to the Governor of Virginia (1999 – 2001)
  • Assistant Attorney General – Virginia Attorney General's Office (1994 – 1998)


  • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1990


  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Virginia, 1994
  • Georgia, 1993

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