Tom Sommer

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Alira Partners

Senior Partner

Tom Sommer was named the first president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) in October 1996 by the organization’s founding Board of Directors. For 23 years, Sommer served as the association’s chief executive officer, managing its day-to-day operations and working with medical device industry executives in developing its policy agenda. Since its establishment, MassMEDIC has grown to 300 member companies – manufacturers and developers of medical products, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers – and has advanced the public policy interests of the Massachusetts medical device sector on Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, and before various federal and state agencies.

Mr. Sommer is now a Senior Partner at Alira Partners, an international advisory firm, providing integrated strategy, execution and innovation services for healthcare and life sciences companies.