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Rhett Buttle

Presidents' Council

Rhett Buttle is the Founder of Public Private Strategies, a consulting firm that is exclusively focused on where the public and private sectors meet. The firm is a leader in engaging business leaders – from the small business community to the Fortune 100 – in the most pressing policy issues of the day. Rhett is also a Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program. In his role at Aspen, Rhett focuses his efforts on advancing the innovative Reconnecting Work and Wealth Initiative– a cutting edge effort at the Aspen Institute that engages several of the Institute’s largest policy programs.

Before founding Public Private Strategies, Rhett was the Business Engagement Director at Hillary for America serving as Secretary Clinton’s liaison and private sector advisor during her run for President. Before joining the campaign, Rhett was President & Managing Director of a national business advocacy organization where he led an organization of over 25 people actively doing policy and advocacy work both nationally and in 10 states across the country.

In 2014, Rhett was appointed by President Obama to The White House Business Council and served as the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rhett will work to build out cross program approaches that are focused on creating new solutions to promote economic security for all Americans.