Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Robin D. Beran

Chief Tax Officer and Director, Global Tax & Trade
Caterpillar Inc.

Robin D. Beran is Caterpillar’s Chief Tax Officer and Director of Global Tax & Trade. Beran is also Assistant Treasurer of Caterpillar Inc. After joining Caterpillar in 1989, he became the senior tax officer in 1990. Read more »

Scott Brown

Scott Brown
U.S. Senator
Massachusetts

Scott Brown was elected by the people of Massachusetts on January 19, 2010, to fill the term of the late Senator Ted Kennedy. He serves on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Read more »

Lorie Wigle

Lorie Wigle
General Manager of Eco-Technology
Intel Corporation

Lorie Wigle is the General Manager of Intel’s Eco-Technology office, which is chartered to optimize the positive environmental impact of Intel’s products. This corporate function drives Intel’s market position across the full life cycle including energy efficient performance, design for the environment and product carbon footprint. Ms. Wigle’s team is also driving new business opportunities from use of Intel technologies to address environmental challenges. Read more »

Matthew C. Nisbet

Matthew C. Nisbet
Associate Professor, School of Communication
American University

Nisbet is a social scientist who studies strategic communication in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over science, the environment and public health. He is the author of more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and he serves on the editorial boards of Science Communication and theInternational Journal of Press/Politics. Nisbet’s current research examining the debates over climate change and energy policy is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Read more »

Chan Heng Chee

Chan Heng Chee
Singapore's Ambassador to the United States

Chan Heng Chee took up her appointment as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States in July 1996. Prior to her appointment, she was the Executive Director of the Singapore International Foundation (which creates a Singapore version of the Peace Corps) and Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. She was the founder Director of the Institute of Policy Studies. She served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1989 to 1991 and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada, and Ambassador to Mexico. Read more »

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar
Assistant Managing Editor
TIME

Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor for TIME, overseeing business and economic coverage in print and online. Previously, Foroohar served as the deputy editor in charge of international business and economics coverage for Newsweek. Read more »

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
U.S. Representative
New York

United States Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy is currently serving her 8th term representing Long Island's 4th Congressional District. First elected in 1996, the Congresswoman has served Long Island for over 14 years.

Carolyn McCarthy is the first Congresswoman from Long Island and is included in Newsday's 100 Long Island Influentials, Long Island Business News's Long Island Top 50, Congressional Quarterly's 50 Most Effective Legislators, Redbook Magazine's Mothers and Shakers and the Ladies' Home Journal 100 Most Important Women.  Read more »

Rep. Robert Dold

Rep. Robert Dold
U.S. Representative
Illinois

Robert Dold is a third-generation resident of the 10th District of Illinois. After high school, Bob continued a family tradition and earned a BA from Denison University. His educational credentials include a law degree from Indiana University, where he was selected by his classmates to give the commencement address, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Read more »

Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow since 1992, was formerly the Maurice Greenberg Chair and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1996–98), the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985–92), senior fellow at the Institute (1981–85), deputy director of the International Law Institute at Georgetown University (1979–81); deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy of the US Treasury (1977–79); and director of the international tax staff at the Treasury (1974–76).

Fred Hochberg

Fred Hochberg
Chairman and President
Export-Import Bank of the United States

Fred P. Hochberg is Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and one of the highest ranking business leaders in the Obama Administration. Read more »

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