Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Thomas Kuchenberg, Consultant at Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government service.
Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1964, Mr. Kuchenberg desired to continue his academic pursuits in order to better market himself for his future professional endeavors. With this sentiment, he attained a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1968 from the George Washington University. Finding great success in his professional career, Mr. Kuchenberg excelled as the senior policy director and head of science teams for regular civil service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1999 to 2014. Today, he dedicates his time to offering his exceptional expertise as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. He also serves on the board for the Eastern Market and is a volunteer to the monitor’s program at the Smithsonian Embassy.
In his science-driven career, Mr. Kuchenberg was heavily involved in issues pertaining to the Great Lakes. Backed by years of research and knowledge, he wrote a book on its impacts of pollution, environmental degradation and the processes for change. Likewise, he also wrote articles on the environment for various publications for a number of years, which lead him to be hired by the Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Mr. Kuchenberg wrote regulations on how to accept electronic records as opposed to paper records. From his science writing, he gained an understanding of the way scientists work and make their research understandable to a general audience.
Reflecting on his career trajectory, Mr. Kuchenberg attributes his success to his flexibility and multitasking skills. While maintaining full-time positions, he found time to also conduct his own independent writing and try avenues of his industry that propelled him forward, professionally. For his vast efforts in his field, he has been the recipient of numerous awards from the government for his service. In five years’ time, Mr. Kuchenberg hopes to see a rational reestablishment of the belief in science as guided decisions in public health. He aims he can contribute to this refocus as a consultant.
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