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The Millennium Alliance Podcast offers Fortune 1000 C-Level executives, leading public sector/government officials, and thought leaders across a variety of disciplines a unique and exclusive platform to present opportunities to their peers, share industry developments, and tell the story of their career and overall company value. Headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, The Millennium Alliance is a leading technology, business, and educational advisory firm. Focusing primarily in areas such as business transformation, executive education, growth, policy, and need analysis. Millennium is quickly becoming one of the most dynamic locations for collaboration across the world. read less

Episode 178 | Dr. Jonathan Gruber
Sep 26 2022
Episode 178 | Dr. Jonathan Gruber
Alex's next guest on the #MillenniumLive podcast series is Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1992 (30 years). He is also the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the former President of the American Society of Health Economists. A member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Econometric Society. He has published more than 175 research articles, has edited six research volumes, and is the author of Public Finance and Public Policy, a leading undergraduate text, Health Care Reform, a graphic novel, and Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revived Economic Growth and the American Dream (with Simon Johnson). In 2006 Dr. Gruber received the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the best health economist in the nation aged 40 and under. During the 1997-1998 academic year, he was on leave as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department. And from 2003-2006 he was a key architect of Massachusetts’ ambitious health reform effort (aka Romneycare), and became an inaugural member of the Health Connector Board, the main implementing body for that effort. During 2009-2010 he served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked with both the Administration and Congress to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). In 2011 he was named “One of the Top 25 Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time” by Slate Magazine. In both 2006 and 2012 he was rated as one of the top 100 most powerful people in health care in the United States by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Episode 173 | Terry Szuplat
Aug 15 2022
Episode 173 | Terry Szuplat
"When giving a good speech, one must always be telling a story." This episode of the #MillenniumLive podcast proves that words can have a large impact. Terry Szuplat is a former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and has some thoughtful insight into the days spent writing for the President. In this exclusive interview with Alex, Terry explores speechwriting and shares some of his defining moments during the Obama administration. Terry offers 25 years of experience providing leaders in government, business, philanthropy, and entertainment with strategic communications and speechwriting support to inspire audiences in the United States and around the world. One of President Barack Obama’s longest-serving speechwriters, from 2009 to 2017, Terry helped craft nearly 500 speeches on global security, international economics, U.S. foreign and defense policy, entrepreneurship, development, and human rights.  As a Special Assistant to the President, and Senior Director of Speechwriting at the National Security Council staff, he joined President Obama on visits to more than 40 countries. While serving as the deputy director of the White House Speechwriting Office in the West Wing during President Obama’s second term, Terry helped oversee and edit the work of a team of speechwriters, assisted with State of the Union addresses, and produced innovative content to reach new audiences through social media. Since leaving the White House, Terry’s personal essays have appeared in leading publications.  In “The Endless Recovery From the Endless War,” he chronicled the story of Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, which former President Barack Obama called “a moving portrait…[and] an honest tribute to all those wounded warriors and families who give so much to our country.” Terry’s commentaries have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Fox News, POLITICO Magazine, CTV News, CBC News, Minnesota Public Radio, the Dole Institute of Politics, the Better Angels podcast, and the Bipodisan podcast. He has discussed the role of presidential rhetoric in American politics with students at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, The George Washington University, American University, the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, the University of California in Los Angeles, and the Summer School of Rhetoric in Finland. Before the White House, Terry worked as a freelance consultant for seven years providing speechwriting support to corporate, political, and philan...