Peter Urbanowicz is a principal with Paintbrush Partners in Dallas, Texas. As a corporate officer, board member, Presidential appointee, restructuring consultant and attorney he has built and led highly functioning management teams and improved the financial performance and operations of leading health organizations.
Mr. Urbanowicz most recently served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Secretary Alex M. Azar II. Mr. Urbanowicz was appointed to his position by the President in January 2018. As HHS Chief of Staff, Mr. Urbanowicz was responsible for coordinating the efforts of all of HHS’ operating agencies and staff divisions.
Mr. Urbanowicz previously served at HHS as Principal Deputy General Counsel during the administration of President George W. Bush.
Prior to his service as HHS Chief of Staff, Mr. Urbanowicz was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, a global business consulting firm, where he focused on performance improvement, financial turnaround and management advisory services. Mr. Urbanowicz led A&M’s healthcare regulatory and compliance practice.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Urbanowicz served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC). Prior to his service as HHS Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Urbanowicz was a partner in the law firm of Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP.
Mr. Urbanowicz received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Tulane University.