Terry McGann is a healthcare policy expert whose business, entrepreneurial, and academic experience spans a 45-year period and includes legislative and executive advocacy, representing dozens of public and private enterprises.
After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees at San Francisco State University, McGann went on to receive his doctorate in Political Philosophy and Government from Claremont Graduate University in 1975. It was during his time as a doctoral student that McGann began his health care economics and policy consulting.
McGann has represented numerous health care industries including health plans, hospitals, RX distribution centers, dental plans, eye care plans, and insurance companies. He has demonstrated expertise in medical economics, taxation, information technology, education policy, construction defects, energy, mental health programs, land use, gaming and horse racing, combined with extensive regulatory compliance on behalf of clients.
McGann founded three legislative and regulatory compliance advocacy firms. He also served as the managing partner of California Strategies and Advocacy, a firm that continues to serve as the largest government consulting firm in California. In addition, he has testified hundreds of times before legislative committees regarding health care policy legislation.
McGann’s earliest professional experiences include serving, in 1966, as assistant campaign manager for Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown in San Francisco, and then as chief of staff for newly-elected Democratic State Senator George Moscone (San Francisco) between 1967 and 1970. McGann also worked as Northern California county director for U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. McGann also managed the Northern California counties’ effort on behalf of Alan Cranston’s successful 1968 bid for the U.S. Senate.
McGann has taught graduate-level courses in health policy, health care administration, Western political thought, urban studies and land use policy at CGU; California State University Dominguez Hills; and, California State University, Sacramento. Most recently at CGU he co-created and taught a graduate course on the politics of health care policy in the United States.
McGann has been a volunteer in various philanthropic organizations, including the Washington National Cathedral and the Bob Moretti Memorial Scholarship foundation.
McGann joined the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University in 2021.