President & Chief Executive Officer
Edward L. Hunter joined the de Beaumont Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States.
Mr. Hunter has had a long and distinguished career in public health, most recently having served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Washington Office. As a principal CDC spokesperson to the Congress, the Administration, and public health organizations, Mr. Hunter was a leading voice for the nation’s preeminent public health and scientific research programs.
As a member of CDC’s senior leadership, Mr. Hunter directed CDC’s legislative strategy and gained valuable insight into public health programs, the intersection of policy and science, and the role of partnerships in our Federalist system.
Prior to his work at CDC’s Washington office, Mr. Hunter was Associate Director of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, where he was responsible for strategic planning for some of the nation’s leading health information systems, and for helping policymakers use complex data in setting health policy and designing programs to improve the population’s health.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (emphasis in health policy and economics) from George Washington University, along with formal training in epidemiology and public health. Mr. Hunter’s work has been recognized numerous times. Most notably, he is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Presidential Rank Award, which honors sustained career excellence.