Freshman lawmakers give J&J CEO Alex Gorsky another unwanted turn in the public spotlight
Over the last 46 years, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has hosted a gathering of newly elected members of the House — from both parties — in something of a crash course on their role in Congress.
The sessions are closed. The itinerary is kept quiet. And it’s anything but controversial — until this year.
This year’s class of lawmakers includes a couple of outspoken Democratic reformers who put a spotlight on the CEOs who came in to mix and mingle and offer their views. Prominent among that set was J&J chief Alex Gorsky, who’s been in the headlines before regarding his role as a Fortune 500 chief interested in keeping friendly lines of communications open in Washington DC.
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