Alison Beam, JD ’13, acting secretary of health for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, was named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 100” on February 27, 2021. Beam and the other individuals included in the “Power 100” for 2021 were selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal’s editorial team for “helping to lead a path forward within their industries.”
Before matriculating at Kline Law, Beam worked in New York City as a senior consultant for McBee Associates, a healthcare consulting firm. In 2013, during the middle of her third year at Kline Law, Beam took a leadership position at Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, eventually moving to Independence Blue Cross in 2014. She transitioned out of the private sector and into public service when she became Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s chief of staff in 2017.
Wolf nominated Beam for Secretary of Health in early 2021, following the departure of Dr. Rachel Levine, who’s now assistant secretary of health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.