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Gaylon Morris

Southwestern '88

Vice Chairman

Gaylon Morris has over 20 years experience working across three main platforms— public health, public policy, and alliance development—in both the public and private sectors. In this capacity, Gaylon brings a unique understanding and perspective of how health policy and alliance development emerges within these areas. From this context, he works with his clients to develop and advance policy solutions through strategic partnerships and alliances.

In 2010, Gaylon launched MorSolutions, a public affairs firm specializing in advocacy and alliance development. His client portfolio includes Federal government agencies, patient advocacy groups, professional societies, philanthropic foundations, and healthcare companies. Gaylon also serves as a policy advisor to The Conafay Group, focusing primarily on advocacy and alliance development efforts.

From 2005-2010, Gaylon set the advocacy agenda for a major research-based pharmaceutical company, Wyeth, and translated the company’s mission and objectives into strategic directions and operations. As Wyeth’s Assistant Vice President, Alliance Development, Gaylon strengthened Wyeth’s partnership base by forging strategic alliances with major national and international health policy associations, professional societies, and patient advocacy groups, around key patient education and health policy initiatives, as well as building new relationships with non-traditional partners, such as Federal government agencies.

Before joining Wyeth, Gaylon worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he spent over 13 years working in a variety of public policy and public health positions. In his final position with CDC, Gaylon served as a senior advisor to the CDC Director on policy and communication strategy and led a team that provided leadership and guidance in policy development and analysis for the Agency.

Gaylon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Southwestern University, a Master in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts in Literature from Georgia State University.