SUSAN C. WINCKLER, RPh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). FDLI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing a marketplace for discussing global food and drug law issues through conferences, publications and member interaction. Immediately prior to joining FDLI, Ms. Winckler served as Managing Director, Medical Products Practice, at Leavitt Partners. Founded by former U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt, the partnership advises senior executive teams in the practice areas of health care and food safety. Ms. Winckler retains a limited affiliation with Leavitt Partners as a Senior Advisor. From January 2007 to June 2009, she served as the Chief of the Staff for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within HHS. In that capacity, she provided integrated policy analysis and strategic consultation to the Commissioner and senior FDA officials on significant agency issues and programs. Ms. Winckler also led the operations of the Office of Legislation (until April 2009), the Office of External Relations, Office of Public Affairs, and Office of the Executive Secretariat. Prior to joining FDA, Ms. Winckler was the Vice President for Policy and Communications and Staff Counsel for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She served as the primary spokesperson for APhA during media interviews, and was APhA's senior lobbyist. Previous positions with the Association include Group Director, Policy and Advocacy; Director, Policy and Legislation; Director, Practice Affairs, and Manager, Special Projects. Prior to joining APhA, Ms. Winckler directed the implementation of the Iowa Medicaid Drug Prior Authorization Program for the Unisys Company, and worked for the Iowa Pharmacists Association (now the Iowa Pharmacy Association) and a community pharmacy in Iowa. Ms. Winckler is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude. She is a licensed pharmacist in Iowa and admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Virginia.