Wayne Martin Joins Morehouse School of Medicine As VP Of Government Affairs

Martin will lead Morehouse School of Medicine on local, state, and federal government issues.

ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 8, 2024 Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is proud to announce that Wayne Martin has joined the historically Black medical school as Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Martin will serve on the institution’s executive leadership team, reporting to MSM President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, and lead the institution on local, state, and federal government issues.

“Morehouse School of Medicine is thrilled that Mr. Martin is now part of the MSM family,” said MSM President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG.

“His extensive government affairs experience makes him a vital asset as MSM collaborates with external stakeholders to serve the individuals and communities that need us most here in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and around the world.”

Prior to joining MSM, Martin was Regional Head of Government Affairs for Starbucks Coffee Company, where he led the company’s government and external engagement for its Southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic regions.

He also served as senior manager of external affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal in the Atlanta market, where he was responsible for leading the research, development, maintenance, and implementation of policies and programs that enhanced Comcast’s relations with the community, the public, and governmental stakeholders.

Martin began his career in the public sector and previously served as chief of staff for Atlanta City Council Post 2, chief of staff for the Atlanta Board of Education, and as government affairs director for the Atlanta Housing Authority. Martin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Morehouse College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Arkansas State University.

He serves on the Board of Directors for Quest Community Housing CDC, the Georgia Restaurant Association, and the Morris Brown College Foundation. Martin is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta, a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2024, an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., where he serves on the programs committee.

First established as a two-year medical program at Morehouse College in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine has been an independent institution since 1981. In addition to its world-renowned Doctor of Medicine program, MSM offers a wide range of health sciences doctorate and master’s degrees in public healthbiomedical sciences, and physician assistant studies. Many programs are available online or in a hybrid format for distance learners.

About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals.

An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission — leading the creation and advancement of health equity to achieve health justice.

Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

Morehouse School of Medicine’s faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit www.msm.edu or call 404-752-1500.

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