Policy Perspective Series Edwards Lifesciences

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CHI cordially invites you to attend its Policy Perspective series. Attend the Edwards Lifesciences event to hear from California’s top biomedical leaders as they share insight on major industry issues.





















Mimi Walters 
Candidate, Congress 45th District

Mimi Walters is a Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.Prior to joining the senate, Walters was a member of the California State Assembly from 2004-2008 where she had a leadership role as the Assistant Republican Leader.Walters is seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 45th Congressional District of California in 2014

dlDirksen J. Lehman
Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences

Dirksen J. Lehman has been corporate vice president, public affairs, since June 2013. He joined the company in 2007 as vice president of government affairs, and later added responsibility for global health economics and reimbursement. In his current role, Lehman continues to oversee these functions and also has responsibility for global communications, corporate branding, global corporate giving and medical affairs. Prior to joining Edwards, he was head of the healthcare practice at Clark & Weinstock, a government affairs and crisis management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Lehman has also served in The White House as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs, and health counsel for the majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.


Douglas S. Ingram, Esq.
President, Allergan 

Mr. Ingram was appointed President of Allergan on July 1st, 2013. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Ingram served as Executive Vice President and President, Europe, Africa and Middle East from August 2010 to June 2013, and Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary from October 2006 to July 2010 where he led Allergan’s Global Legal Affairs, Compliance, Internal Audit and Internal Controls, Human Resources, Regulatory Affairs and Safety, and Global Corporate Affairs and Public Relations departments.


James V. Mazzo
Operating Partner, Versant Ventures 

Jim’s 35-year career in the healthcare industry includes seven years as Chairman, President and CEO of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), which was sold to Abbott Labs in 2009 for $2.8 billion. He was previously with AMO’s parent company, Allergan, for over 20 years in a variety of expanding roles, working and living in the U.S., England, Italy and Canada.