Joe Cerrell

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Joe Cerrell Director, Global Health Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

"Joe Cerrell is director of Global Health Policy & Advocacy for the foundation. He oversees the foundation's global health communications, public policy and international finance. In this capacity, Cerrell manages a policy and advocacy grantmaking portfolio and oversees relations with governments, NGOs, the private sector, multilateral organizations, and other foundations. Prior to joining the foundation, Cerrell served as assistant press secretary to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. He was a senior member of a team responsible for advising the vice president on energy and environmental issues and was a White House liaison to elected officials, industry, environmental, religious, and labor leaders, and the media. Cerrell also acted as U.S. spokesperson for numerous vice-presidential international state visits.

"Cerrell provided communications support and served as an advisor for three U.S. presidential campaigns. He was vice president of the philanthropy practice at APCO Worldwide, overseeing the agency's nonprofit and foundation clients. He currently serves on the board of directors for the ONE Campaign, UNITIAD, and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. He is also an advisory board member of the Clinton Global Initiative." [1]

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  1. Directors, ONE Campaign, accessed January 27, 2009.