The Business Of Politics
In the past two decades, Charlie Baker '86 has moved seamlessly between public service and the business world. Baker's 10-year tenure as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care followed stints in the Massachusetts Cabinet as secretary of health and secretary of finance and administration. But none of Baker's experiences in either public or private management quite prepared him for the rigor of his current role: candidate for Massachusetts governor. Baker is one of a number of Kellogg alumni running for public office this fall. While government traditionally has been an "Industry" dominated by law-school grads, the prevalence of Kellogg alumni on the campaign trail is no coincidence.