Michael E. Rhein has been promoted to president and CEO of the Institute for Public Health Innovation. Rhein was a senior vice president. He has worked as vice president of programs for the National AIDS Fund. He also has worked as a senior vice president of CommonHealth ACTION.
Samantha Halpert has been promoted to vice president of legislation and health information technology at the Federation of American Hospitals. Halpert was vice president of quality and health information technology. She also has worked at the FAH as the director of health care policy and research. She also served as a health care aide and press secretary to Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.
Stephen Kranz has joined the state and local tax practice group at law and lobbying firm McDermott Will & Emery. Kranz was an attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. He has worked as general counsel and tax counsel at the Council On State Taxation. He also has worked as a trial attorney in the Justice Departmentís tax division.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.