Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Jim Moran

Jim Moran
United States Congress
(VA-8)

Congressman Jim Moran is serving his twelfth term as U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, made up of Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County. Read more »

Jennifer Sanford

Jennifer Sanford
Senior Manager of International Trade & Energy Policy
Government Affairs Department, Cisco

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Steve Seiler

Steve Seiler
CEO
AesRx, LLC

Stephen Seiler is CEO of AesRx, a company he founded in 2009 to develop orphan drugs. Prior to founding AesRx, he was CEO of several public and private biotech companies that he successfully led through restructuring and refinancing and/or trade sales, including Idera Pharmaceuticals, Access Pharmaceuticals and Effective Pharmaceuticals. Before that, Seiler was executive vice president for planning, investment and development at Elan Corp. Read more »

Paul Kaplan

Paul Kaplan
Program Manager
Genzyme

Paul Kaplan has been a member of the biomedical research community for more than 30 years.   He started his career in cancer research, earning a Ph.D. Read more »

Ronald J. Bartek

Ronald J. Bartek
Co-founder and President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance

Mr. Ronald Bartek is FARA's Co-founder and President; Chairman of the Board of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD); 4-year member, NIH National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, and former partner and president of a business and technology development, consulting, and government affairs firm. Mr. Read more »

Bruce C. Trapnell

Bruce C. Trapnell
Assistant Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center
Cincinnati Children Hospital

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Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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Tim Keeler

Tim Keeler
Partner
Mayer Brown

Timothy J. Keeler is a partner in the Government and Global Trade Group at Mayer Brown LLP.  Tim previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, as a senior official at the US Treasury Department, and on the international trade staff of the Senate Finance Committee. 

Tim provides legal and strategic advice to clients on matters including: Read more »

Dorothy Dwoskin

Dorothy Dwoskin
Senior Director
Global Trade Policy and Strategy, Microsoft

Dorothy is member of Microsoft’s US Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for leading the company’s policy efforts on international trade and economic issues, focusing on open markets for services and devices.  She is an experienced trade negotiator and expert in trade policy, and works on behalf of Microsoft before the Executive Branch, Congress, international organizations and foreign governments.  Within the company she supports Microsoft’s subsidiaries on international trade and economic issues.  Read more »

David Weller

David Weller
Head of Global Trade Policy
Google

David Weller is Head of Global Trade Policy at Google based in Washington, DC.  Prior to joining Google in December 2013, he was a partner at WilmerHale, where he advised technology and other clients regarding foreign market access barriers, WTO disputes, and trade policy issues.  Read more »