Michael Carozzaa
Retired Federal Affairs and Biopharma Executive

Carozza is an accomplished federal affairs and biopharmaceutical executive.

For over two decades he was an executive at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, retiring in 2010 as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, and head of the Washington office. Michael led a team that focused on issues important to the R&D-based biopharma industry, including federal programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, the Food and Drug Administration, intellectual property, taxes and general business issues.

Prior to BMS, Michael served in the Reagan Administration as Deputy Commissioner for Policy and External affairs with the Social Security Administration. He also worked as a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and two masters’ degrees from the University of Kentucky, in Communications and Public Administration. He received the “Outstanding Alumnus” award from the Martin School of Public Administration of which he is a member of the Board of Visitors. He was appointed by the U.S. Senate Majority Leader to the Board of Directors of the Congressional Award Foundation. Michael was named the College of Communication and Information’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus. 

He lives in North Bethesda, Maryland and Naples, Florida, with his wife, Ana Lopez Carozza, a finance officer with the National Institutes of Health.