Health reform and its impact on U.S. franchise owners

Next week, just two days following the election, Alexander's will host a Utah Franchise Business Network (FBN) event. The featured speaker is Rich McKeown, President and CEO of Leavitt Partners.

Rich will discuss what health reform will look like post-election, the changes likely to be required of franchise business owners, and the potential costs. There will also be a Q&A session.

Rich is a co-founder of Leavitt Partners along with former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, EPA Administrator and Governor Mike Leavitt. The partnership advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. As the CEO, McKeown leads a group of experienced professionals who help clients enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, navigate dynamic regulatory and reimbursement systems and improve living conditions around the world.

In a previous role, McKeown served as chief of staff for Gov. Leavitt at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At HHS, he directed and coordinated the activities of the largest department in the federal government, serving as the Secretary's day-to-day manager for a department that employed 67,000 people and had a budget in excess of $740 billion. From November 2003 to January 2005, McKeown served as senior counselor and chief of staff to Administrator Leavitt at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Utah Franchise Business Network lunch and networking event is sponsored by Alexander's and Hale Centre Theater.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. A free lunch will be provided.

Learn more and register on Eventbrite.

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