Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Hal J. Singer

Hal J. Singer
Managing Director and Principal
Navigant Economics

Hal J. Singer is Managing Director and Principal at Navigant Economics and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. His areas of economic expertise are antitrust, finance, and regulation. He is the co-author of the book Broadband in Europe: How Brussels Can Wire the Information Society. Read more »

Neeta A. Bidwai

Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Senator Mark Warner

Ms. Bidwai is the Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA). She is responsible for policy relating to telecommunications, technology, competitiveness, and trade. In that capacity, she has worked on spectrum management policy, broadband deployment, incentive auctions, and efforts to sustain long-term innovation and U.S. competitiveness. She also supports the Senator’s work as a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. Read more »

Karan K. Bhatia

Karan K. Bhatia
VP and Senior Counsel, International Law and Policy
General Electric

Karan Bhatia serves as Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law & Policy, for General Electric. In this role, he oversees GE's engagement on public policy issues with governments around the world, and works to expand the company’s presence in global markets. Read more »

Jeff Bergeron

Jeff Bergeron
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Public Sector
HP

Jeff Bergeron is the HP Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Public Sector. In this role, he leads a team of chief technologists that are responsible for positioning HP’s capabilities and offerings within the U.S. Government market sector. Bergeron works directly with government agencies to define strategic transformation plans that enable our clients to maximize their IT budgets while aligning to mission goals and objectives. Read more »

Karen Kerrigan

Karen Kerrigan
President and CEO
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

Karen Kerrigan has been at the forefront of leading key initiatives to help foster U.S. and global entrepreneurship. She has served as president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) since 1994, and is founder of Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE Inc.). Read more »

John C. Lechleiter

John C. Lechleiter
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since April 2008. He was named chairman of the board of directors in December 2008. In 2001, Lechleiter was appointed executive vice president for pharmaceutical products and corporate development. In 2004, he became Lilly’s executive vice president for pharmaceutical operations. And, in 2005, he was named president and chief operating officer and joined the board of directors. Read more »

Thomas W. Hazlett

Thomas W. Hazlett
Professor of Law and Economics
George Mason University

Thomas W. Hazlett is Professor of Law and Economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as Director of the Information Economy Project. He previously taught at the University of California, Davis and the Wharton School, and is a columnist for the Financial Times. Prof. Read more »

Matthew Hussey

Matthew Hussey
Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Olympia Snowe

Matthew is the telecommunications, commerce, science, and education advisor to Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine). As Senator Snowe's Legislative Assistant, Matthew deals with a wide range of telecommunications and media issues including the DTV transition, cyber security, Internet governance, media ownership, Universal Service, spectrum policy, and network neutrality. Read more »

Jonathan Sallet

Jonathan Sallet
Partner
O'Melveny and Meyers LLP

Jonathan Sallet is a partner in O’Melveny’s Washington DC office. Jonathan’s legal background includes serving as Chief Policy Counsel of MCI Telecommunications and previous partnerships in two nationally-known law firms. Jonathan served in the Clinton Administration as Assistant to the Secretary and Director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning of the Department of Commerce, focusing on economic and technology policy. Read more »

Steven J. Crowley

Steven J. Crowley
Consulting Engineer
Steven J. Crowley P.E.

Steve Crowley helps organizations succeed in R&D activities, strategy planning and execution, business transactions, patent portfolio management, and regulatory proceedings. He often accomplishes this by joining a company’s team and working with the members to develop and execute tactics in support of an existing strategy. In this work, Steve draws on his skills and experience in engineering, business, and writing. Read more »