Roosevelt, Jr. to Speak at Wyant Lecture Series
October 10, 2008
James Roosevelt, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Offi cer of Tufts Health Plan and Emmanuel College Trustee, will discuss "The Opportunity to Fulfi ll a National Goal of Universal Health Care" during the next installment of the Wyant Lecture Series on Thursday, October 30th. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall. A reception will follow in the Main Reading Room of the Cardinal Cushing Library.
Roosevelt joined Tufts Health Plan in 1999 as senior vice president and general counsel, and assumed his current role in 2005. He is the cochair of the Democratic National Convention Rules and Bylaws Committee and has served as the chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Before joining Tufts Health Plan, he was associate commissioner for Retirement Policy of the Social Security Administration in the Clinton Administration, and spent 10 years as a partner at Choate, Hall and Stewart in Boston.
Roosevelt currently chairs the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, co-chairs the board of directors for the Tufts Health Care Institute, and serves on the boards of America's Health Insurance Plans and the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, his A.B. with honors in government from Harvard College and has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is the grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Wyant Lecture Series features speakers in the Humanities, History and the Arts. The Louise Doherty Wyant professorship was established by the late Louise Doherty Wyant '63 and her husband, Dr. James Wyant, in honor of Sister Anne Cyril Delaney, SND.