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Skye Perryman, JD, Named Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Washington, DC—The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s leading organization of physicians providing health care to women, today announced that Skye Perryman, JD, has assumed the role of Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Ms. Perryman will lead ACOG’s legal, public policy, and government affairs work during a critical time for women’s health care.


Ms. Perryman joined ACOG in 2018 as Deputy General Counsel and has been serving as the Interim Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel since September 2019. Since coming to ACOG, she has led a range of ACOG’s advocacy efforts, including filing a record number of legal briefs in women’s health cases and leading many of ACOG’s core policy initiatives. She also serves as the Executive Board’s advisor on all legal and governance matters affecting the organization.

“I’m extremely grateful to be able to work on behalf of ACOG’s members at a time when the stakes could not be higher,” Perryman said. “It is an honor to be part of ACOG’s leadership team.”

“Skye has distinguished herself for both her legal work and leadership,” said ACOG CEO Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG. “She is a dedicated advocate and we are thrilled to have such a skilled, passionate and committed individual on our ACOG leadership team.”

Ms. Perryman brings to her role deep experience as an advocate and strategic advisor, having practiced law at two of the country’s most elite law firms where she represented a range of clients in complex and high-stakes matters. She has also served in both legal and policy capacities at national non-profit organizations and has held leadership positions on numerous non-profit boards. Ms. Perryman received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center where she graduated with honors and was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. A Harry S. Truman Scholar, she received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Baylor University.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of 60,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.

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