Brian Bieron has served as a Senior Director of Federal Affairs with eBay Inc. since June of 2004. He leads an eight person Washington office for eBay that focuses on educating policymakers on the evolving eBay marketplace that is expanding both in the United States and abroad and is creating small business jobs across America. Read more »
Maggi Lazarus is with the Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke, a boutique law firm specializing in legislative and executive branch representation. The firm is engaged in the representation of clients with respect to banking and financial services, tax, telecommunications, and international trade matters. Ms. Lazarus joined the firm in 2000, and since that time has devoted herself to the representation of clients on a variety of legislative issues, including tax, banking, trade, intellectual property and gaming. Read more »
Chris Urmson leads Google’s self-driving car program and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Google’s self-driving vehicles have driven over 400,000 miles on California roads. Chris was the Director of Technology for the team that won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He earned his PhD in 2005 from Carnegie Mellon and his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998.
Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. Read more »
As Chief Technologist of High Volume Linear Products, Bill Krenik manages advanced technical developments in support of advanced system solutions. HVL products include analog, digital, and power electronic devices for a wide range of customer end-products. Over his 28 year career in the semiconductor industry, Bill has held technical and management roles for a variety of end applications including medical products, wireless communications, radio frequency products, data storage products, automotive products, sensor interfaces, consumer electronics, and other areas. Read more »
Jason Schulz is Partnership Manager for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) 21st Century Business Partnerships group. As a part of Toyota’s North American Business Strategy Department, his responsibility is to lead a team to research, identify and leverage new technologies and companies to uniquely develop automotive products and services for the 21st Century. Read more »
Tim Ryan is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio's 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was sworn in on January 7, 2003. Successfully reelected five times, he is now serving in his sixth term. Congressman Ryan currently serves as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government. Ryan is also a member of the House Budget Committee which has oversight over the federal budget process. Read more »
Since January of 2007, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has held more than 200 community roundtables across Ohio’s 88 counties with students, local leaders and business owners, entrepreneurs and educators, workers and families to find ways to rebuild our economy. Read more »
Minh Le is the Director of the Solar Energy Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, where he helps manage and balance the portfolio of Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment programs in achieving our national SunShot goals. Prior to his current role at the Energy Department, Minh spent his career in industry developing technologies and scaling new technologies to high volume manufacturing. Minh earned his SB and SM degrees from MIT where he held fellowships by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Bose Foundation.