Evan Bayh is a Partner with McGuireWoods, a strategic advising firm in Washington, D.C., as well as a senior advisor to Apollo Management in New York. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1999, representing Indiana for two terms before retiring in 2011. As a leading moderate, Bayh worked in a bipartisan manner to seek consensus on several key issues, including financial services reform and health care. He also was a leading voice advocating fiscal restraint on government spending. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was elected to two terms as governor of Indiana from 1989-1997, where he enacted welfare reform, cut taxes, and brought about fiscal discipline to the state’s budget. He also served as Indiana’s Secretary of State from 1986-1989. Bayh holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.