Former ITIF Staff

Saana Skinner

Development Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
sskinner@itif.org
Phone:
202-527-4387

Saana Skinner is the development assistant at ITIF. She graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in French Language and Literature and International Relations in 2010. Before joining ITIF, Saana worked for the International Rescue Committee and for the University of Virginia Center for International Studies.

Justin Hicks

Justin Hicks
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
University of the Pacific
Economic Theory
Productivity
Science and R&D
Trade

Justin Hicks worked at ITIF from June 2012-February 2013 as a Senior Economic Analyst. Prior to joining ITIF, Justin Hicks finished his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Merced. His research focused on potential spillovers of cooperative R&D in the international setting as well as the impact of funding on R&D productivity in universities. In his current research, he looks to identify the effect of trade policy on the flow of ideas and home-country R&D productivity. Read more »

Clifton Yin

Clifton Yin
Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Energy & Climate
Transportation

Clifton Yin is a Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, he earned a Master of Public Policy degree with a focus on environmental and regulatory policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. His master’s thesis sought to use statistical analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard on encouraging in-state renewable energy generation.

Alexis Fearon

Alexis Fearon
Director of New Media
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
afearon@itif.org
Phone:
202-524-4390

Alexis Fearon is director of new media at ITIF. She graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America in 2011 with a B.A. in Media Studies and a minor in History. Alexis spent a semester abroad as a visiting student at Oxford University, New College studying English and History. 

Catherine Gergely

Catherine Gergely
Development Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
cgergely@itif.org
Phone:
202-524-4387

Catherine Gergely graduated with a B.A. in Art History and European History from SUNY Albany in 2008. She spent a semester abroad studying Art History and Italian in Florence, Italy. Before joining ITIF, she worked with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia, an international non-profit with a focus on creating a healthy body image in young girls.

Matt Hourihan

Matt Hourihan
Clean Energy Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Competitiveness
Energy & Climate
Intellectual Property
E-Mail:
mhourihan@itif.org
Phone:
202-626-5720

Matt Hourihan is a Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Prior to joining ITIF, he served as Jan Schori Fellow at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a coalition of energy firms and utilities working to engage policymakers for market-based solutions to sustainable energy development and climate change. While at the Council, Mr. Hourihan monitored the development of state and regional energy and carbon programs, in addition to supporting the organization’s federal policy work. Read more »

Luke A. Stewart

Luke A. Stewart
Economic Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
lstewart@itif.org
Phone:
202-626-5748

Luke Stewart is an economic analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, he worked in business property appraisal, banking, and computer manufacturing. Luke earned a B.A. with highest honors in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009.

Darrene Hackler

Darrene Hackler
Broadband
Competitiveness
Energy & Climate
Economic Theory
Intellectual Property
Productivity
Science and R&D
Trade

Darrene L. Hackler was a Senior Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). She is the author of Cities in the Technology Economy (ME Sharpe 2006), which examines the effects of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective responses to these challenges. Read more »

Emiko Guthe

Executive Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
eguthe@itif.org
Phone:
202-449-1351

Emiko Guthe was an executive assistant to the president Robert Atkinson and the office manager at ITIF. Prior to coming to ITIF, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan. Ms. Guthe graduated from Macalester College in 2006 with a B.A. in geography.

Stephen J. Norton

Stephen J. Norton
Communications Director
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
snorton@itif.org
Phone:
202-626-5758

Steve Norton joined ITIF in 2010 as communications director, bringing over 20 years experience in economic policy and communications. Read more »

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