Amanda Cowley is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategy and Business Development (SBD). In this role, she is responsible for USP’s Enterprise, Business Unit and global strategy and planning; its business development activities; and its market research and analytics functions.
Amanda is a former Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc., in Washington, DC. Her work there focused on global health systems and, ultimately, on US health system reform. She oversaw projects with corporations, foundations and governments in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Domestically, she spearheaded the development of McKinsey’s portfolio of strategic tools for understanding and responding to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In 2010, Amanda left McKinsey to help in the implementation of the ACA. Among other roles, she served as Director, State Health Insurance Marketplaces at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she built and led a new government agency, overseeing the creation, award and administration of a $4+ billion government grant program. In her most recent role, Amanda served as Chief Operating Officer, Account Management for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund.
Amanda has a JD from Yale Law School. She is a Harry S Truman Scholar. Amanda graduated magna cum laude with an Economics and Political Science double major from Williams College.