Dr. Jason Altmire is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Career Education Colleges and Universities, the largest national trade association representing the career education sector of higher education. He has been a senior executive for large companies in both the hospital and health insurance industries, and from 2007 to 2013, he served three terms in the United States House of Representatives.
A prolific public speaker and commentator, Altmire in 2017 authored the critically acclaimed book, Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It. He is a frequent guest on national television news programs and a regular opinion contributor to a variety of national media outlets. He has been profiled in nearly every major print publication in the county, including TIME Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. He is also a member of the U.S. Speakers International Exchange program at the U.S. State Department, which designates American public speakers to represent the country at official overseas engagements.
In Congress, he was a bipartisan centrist known for working with both sides of the aisle, which led to an extraordinary record of legislative success. He served as a subcommittee chairman, had 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law, and introduced a bipartisan bill that gained the most cosponsors of any congressional bill in American history. During his time in office, the nonpartisan National Journal calculated Altmire's voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House -- the Dead Center -- giving him the most centrist voting record in Congress.
Dr. Altmire is also an adjunct professor of healthcare management at Texas Tech University. He has previously been a guest lecturer for Carnegie Mellon University’s Public Policy and Management program, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University focusing on politics and policy. He earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He also earned a Master's degree in Health Administration from George Washington University and a B.S. in Political Science from Florida State University.
He has served on more than two dozen boards and civic organizations from the local to the national level. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the political reform group Unite America, and the advisory boards of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the Washington Political Film Foundation, and the Center for Effective Lawmaking at the University of Virginia