Susan S. Sher, former FLOTUS Chief of Staff, is the new Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs at the Medical Center of the University of Chicago. According to an official release, “she will coordinate the Medical Center’s external relations initiatives, develop and oversee corporate-relations strategy and represent the University of Chicago Medical Center to corporate and civic groups. She will also advise Medical Center leadership on a range of strategic and organizational issues, especially as they relate to governance, communications, community engagement and labor relations. In her role as Senior Adviser, she will advise the President of the University of Chicago on national health care issues and on strengthening the University’s connections to corporate partners throughout Chicago.”
At the White House, Sher helped launch the “Let’s Move” initiative as well as working on health care reform, and other national issues, many of which she gained experience from her previous work at the Medical Center and in Chicago. From 1993 to 1997 Sher was the first woman to serve as Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, the city’s chief lawyer,responsible for representing the Mayor, city departments, boards and commissions on all legal matters. Prior to that she was the first Assistant Corporation Counsel, from 1989-93. From 1985 to 1989 she was Associate General Counsel and Director of Labor & Litigation for the University of Chicago.
Read the full release here.