Allen Segal, J.D.

Allen Segal, J.D.

American Society for Microbiology

Allen Segal, J.D., is the Chief Strategy and Public Affairs Officer for the American Society for Microbiology. Segal joined the American Society for Microbiology in July 2018 as Chief Advocacy Officer. In his current capacity, he is responsible for overseeing ASM’s communications, public and policymaker engagement and Governance activities.

In addition to his role as part of ASM’s executive leadership team, Segal is the President-Elect of the Coalition for Health Funding, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health in the U.S. He also served on the board of directors for ScienceCounts, an organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness and support for scientific research.

Segal joined ASM after 7 years with the Society for Neuroscience, where he served as Senior Director, Policy and Member programs. In that capacity, he oversaw departments responsible for the bulk of SfN’s programmatic functions, including advocacy and animals in research activities, as well as the development of a scientific training program. Prior to joining SfN, Segal served as the Director of Federal Affairs for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. He also developed expertise in federal budget and appropriations work while advocating for the American Cancer Society. He began his career in government relations working on federal employee and postal issues for the National Association of Letter Carriers and served as federal legislative director at the National Association of Home Builders.

Segal holds a Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also a Certified Association of Executive (CAE).