Deloitte’s John Bigalke Named National Leader of Public Policy; Senior Partner for Global Health Care Practice
Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the United States, has named John Bigalke national leader of public policy, part of Deloitte’s legislative affairs and public policy group.
Bigalke, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, most recently served as U.S. national industry leader for Deloitte’s health sciences & government industry practice for the past nine years. He joined the organization in 1999. He has extensive experience in fraud investigation and litigation defense projects; expert witness testimony; due diligence and deal structuring for mergers and acquisitions transactions; Securities and Exchange Commission filings and tax-exempt bond financing; operation efficiency reviews; strategic planning; and performance improvement projects.
“John’s recognized experience with both private and government issues will help Deloitte continue to lead from the front on public policy concerns,” said Gene Procknow, managing principal, Deloitte LLP and leader of Deloitte legislative affairs and public policy. “His executive leadership will be crucial as the 2012 elections draw near and bring changes on the Hill that will impact our business in a number of ways.”
Bigalke has held various industry and professional leadership positions, including serving on the National Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he held roles on the Executive and Governance Committees and the Principles and Practices Board. Bigalke has served as a member of the American Institute of CPAs’ Healthcare Committee and as chairman of its Healthcare Conference Committee. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs.
He has assisted many of the leading associations and companies in the industry by helping them formulate their strategies for participating in the health care reform process, including dialogue and communications with the White House Office of Health Care Reform. In recognition of his contributions to Deloitte’s health care practice, Bigalke has also been named senior partner of the global health care practice. In this role, he will facilitate coordination and collaboration between the practice in the United States and other Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity at a time when our nation and our clients are facing myriad challenges that are more complex than ever,” said Bigalke. “Drawing upon capabilities from across our service areas and practices, Deloitte has the right talent to move to the forefront in helping clients navigate the rapidly changing legislative and regulatory environment – and I’m excited to be a part of that momentum.”
Bigalke is a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in financial management and has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni. He has also been acknowledged by the Leadership Development Programs at both Columbia University and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business.