Joe Kennedy is a Senior Fellow at ITIF with a focus on economic policy. For almost three decades he has provided legal and economic advice to senior officials in the public and private sector. Much of this advice has been directed at public policies involving technology, competitiveness, and the social contract. He also consults privately on these issues. Read more »
William Dube joined ITIF as communications director in 2012. Previously, he spent seven years at Rochester Institute of Technology ending his tenure as the university’s Director of Research Communications. Prior to that, Will served for three years as Press Secretary to New York State Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. He holds a Master’s in Science, Technology and Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst with ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). She specializes in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages CCEI’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Read more »
L. Val Giddings joins ITIF as Senior Fellow after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in these areas, and devising remedies to those constraints. Read more »
Matthew Stepp is Executive Director of ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). Matthew researches, analyzes and comments on a number of issues related to climate and energy policy, including innovation ecosystems, renewable energy, carbon pricing, deployment subsidies, transportation technologies, international climate negotiations, the National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, ARPA-E, federal research, and the role of states in energy innovation. Read more »
Kathryn Angstadt is the Chief of Staff at ITIF. She is responsible for all operational aspects of the organization but focuses on strategic projects, donor outreach and supporter membership. Kathryn joined ITIF in 2010 as executive assistant to the President and office manager. Prior to ITIF, Kathryn interned at The Cohen Group, where she conducted high level research and investigated clients issues related to international policy. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2010 with a B.A. in Arabic language studies and a minor in Business. Read more »
Stephen Ezell is a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on innovation policy, science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage(Yale, September 2012). Mr. Read more »