Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Billy Tauzin is President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). His public service career includes 13 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Louisiana. In the Louisiana State Legislature, Tauzin was chosen twice as one of Louisiana's "Ten Best Legislators." He was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 as a Democrat but switched parties in 1995. In an effort to promote a spirit of bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill, he co-founded and served as co-chairman of the Mainstream Conservative Alliance, better known as Republican "Blue Dogs." Tauzin received a bachelor's degree from Nicholls State University and a J.D. from Louisiana State University.