Senator Birch Evans Bayh III is a senior advisor at Apollo Management in New York. He is a former two-term governor of Indiana (1989-1997) and U.S. senator (1999-2011). He serves as a strategic advisor to clients, particularly those whose business goals are impacted by the actions of Congress, the executive branch, or by governors and legislators across the country.
Senator Bayh joined Apollo after voters from his home state of Indiana elected him to two consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate. As a moderate Democrat, he worked in a bipartisan manner to seek consensus on several key issues, including financial services reform and healthcare. Bayh served on several committees, including Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Aging; and Senate Intelligence.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Bayh was elected to two terms as governor of Indiana, where he enacted welfare reform, cut taxes, and brought about fiscal discipline to the state’s budget. He also served as Secretary of State in Indiana (1986-1989).
Bayh earned a B.S. in economics from the Kelley School at IU and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Indiana University.