Paul Mango was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2019-2021. During this time, he served as Secretary Azar’s formal liaison to Operation Warp Speed where he was involved in nearly all strategic, operational, and financial aspects of the program, and facilitated its day-to-day activities among the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the White House. Prior to his role as Deputy Chief of Staff, Mango served from 2018-2019 as the Chief of Staff at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Before joining the government in 2018, he spent close 25 years as a consultant in, and leader of, McKinsey & Company’s Health Care Practice both in the United States and globally. He started his professional career as a field artillery officer in the United States Army, serving both in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC and the 8th Infantry Division in Germany.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981, where he graduated as a Distinguished Cadet. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1988, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
Mango is married to Dawn Rucker, a graduate of West Point’s class of 1982, and has five daughters. He lives with his wife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.