James Edwards, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of ELITE Strategic Services and Senior Strategic Advisor with Sovereign Global Solutions. He has consulted for over a decade to corporate, association, and nonprofit clients, including the Healthcare Leadership Council, the American Clinical Laboratory Association, AdvaMed, PhRMA, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
With a background in business and politics, the former Assistant Vice President of HLC has become a keen analyst in interpreting how government and political actions will affect the economic, policy, and social environment in which businesses operate. He served as a senior congressional aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, having begun his career in the U.S. Senate. Edwards has read the tealeaves on various issues before the government, providing Fortune 500, small, and midsized companies, as well as Wall Street analysts, accurate predictions of the political outcome and the likely implications for their business or investment strategies.
Dr. Edwards’s experience includes entrepreneur and trusted advisor. He founded a start-up public affairs firm, a health care organization, and now ELITE Strategic Services. He has served as an Officer or a Director of more than 10 corporations and nonprofits. He is currently advising a mobile health start-up and leading an initiative to advance health IT adoption, as well as closely tracking FDA regulatory and off-label promotion enforcement policies.