Alan Holmer is back on the board at Inspire Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ISPH) after a two-year absence.

Holmer resigned in 2007 to join the U.S. Treasury Department and most recently served as a special envoy to China. He had served on the Inspire board for two years before taking the government post.

Holmer served for 10 years as chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.