Paul T. Conway
Mr. Conway is Chair of Policy & Global Affairs, and Immediate Past President, of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation's largest kidney patient organization. He is also Co-Chair of the AAKP Annual Global Summit on Kidney Disease Innovations, a partnership with the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has managed kidney disease for 41 years, including 3 on peritoneal dialysis and, for the past 24, with a transplant. His career includes posts under 4 presidents, 3 Virginia governors and in support of 5 presidential transitions. His federal awards include the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Silver Medal for exceptionally meritorious service to America. In 2021, he was named to the Presidential Rank Review Board to evaluate federal executives for White House and presidential recognition. His previous federal posts are: Chief of Staff, Department of Labor; Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management; Agency Chief of Staff, DHS; and Special Assistant, White House ONDCP. In Virginia, he served as Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Resources and on the Board of Health Professions. He has received both the ASN and AAKP President's Medal for policy advocacy before Congress and White House. His current roles are: Chair, FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee; Board, KHI; External Expert Panel, NIH/NIDDK KPMP; Contract Board, USRDS; Patient Voice Editor, CJASN; Nephrology Specialty Board, ABIM; Patient Advisory Board, UWA KRI & CDI.