John Burchett is the Director of Public Policy for US States, Latin America and Canada for Google.  He is responsible for Google’s state and local government affairs in the United States, Canada and Latin America.  He is based in Google’s Washington, DC office.  Prior to joining Google in 2007, he was Chief of Staff to Governor Jennifer Granholm where he acted as the Chief Operating Officer for the State of Michigan.  He has also served Governor Granholm as Director of Michigan’s Washington, DC Office, and as the Deputy Director of her Transition Team in 2002.

Mr. Burchett, a Michigan native, has lived in Washington for most of the last 15 years.  He was a White House Fellow in 1997 – 98, a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an Assistant Management Officer for the DC Control Board, and a management consultant, specializing in state and local government, business planning and business process reengineering.

Before moving to Washington in 1997, Mr. Burchett was an Assistant Wayne County Corporation Counsel.  At Wayne County he focused on real estate and economic development projects for the County.  He was heavily involved in the negotiations and development of the two new stadiums in downtown Detroit.  Before joining Wayne County in 1994, Mr. Burchett was a real estate lawyer for Little Caesars Enterprises, and for Honigman Miller Schwarz and Cohn.  He also was a law clerk to the Hon. Cornelia Kennedy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Burchett received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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Book about AHD Launched

A book about the inspiring journey of Dr. David Gaus and Andean Health & Development is now on bookshelves. Long Road from Quito is written by Tony Hiss. Hiss is the author of 13 books and was a staff writer at the New Yorker for 30 years. Since then, he has been a visiting scholar at New York University.

 

Purchase Long Road from Quito

 

Check out a review by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

 

Listen to an interview with Dr. David Gaus and author Tony Hiss on Wisconsin Public Radio

 

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