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Scott EvertzScott Evertz is a government affairs and public policy consultant based in Washington DC, providing counsel to non-governmental organizations and private sector corporations engaged in work in the area of public health. Prior to starting his own practice, he served as Vice President for International Affairs at OraSure Technologies, a leader in the development and distribution of innovative diagnostic products, including the OraQuick oral fluid rapid HIV test and OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test.

Before entering the private sector, Mr. Evertz served in the administration of President George W. Bush, serving first as Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and then as Special Assistant for Global AIDS Initiatives to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.

Mr. Evertz’s office at the White House was responsible for development and implementation of domestic and international HIV/AIDS policy and, during his tenure, the multilateral Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was created and the institutional architecture was developed for the bilateral President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. At HHS, he was Secretary Thompson’s principal deputy for global AIDS policy and his office served as the secretariat for the Secretary in his role as Chair of the Board of the Global Fund.

Born and raised in Washington DC, Mr. Evertz moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin to attend Marquette University where he obtained his Bachelors Degree with Majors in Political Science and Theology. He began a career in Wisconsin in resource development and for almost twenty years was either chief development staffer or counsel to a variety of not-for-profit organizations, assisting them raise annual and capital funds for operations and special projects.

In spring of 2000, Mr. Evertz met Texas Governor George W. Bush and advised his Presidential campaign on HIV/AIDS policy and concerns of LGBT Americans. In spring of 2001, he was appointed to serve in President Bush’s Administration and returned to his hometown.