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Release Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:52 PM
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Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Van Lee to Speak at Howard Health Summit
 on Affordable Care Act
Van Lee

WASHINGTON (October 8, 2013) – The Howard University Initiative on Democracies, Markets, Communications and Technology will host a Megacommunity Summit at WHUT-TV on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President Reginald Van Lee will lead the discussion with community leaders, educators, governmental and non-profit organizations concerning strategies citizens can use to better understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect their lives.

Van Lee leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s commercial business operations. Previously, he led the firm’s federal and commercial health businesses, and its not-for-profit business.  For 28 years, he has helped numerous private and public organizations transform to better achieve their missions. Van Lee is the co-author of the book Megacommunities- How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges Together.

Van Lee has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Award, and The Abyssinian Development Corporation Renaissance Award for his long-time commitment to the Harlem community. Van Lee was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Board. He has been recognized as one of New York’s Finest Philanthropists and as one of 2009’s Washington Minority Business Leaders by the Washington Business Journal.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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