Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Janet L. McDavid

Hogan Lovells

Ms. McDavid is a partner in the Washington, D.C. Read more »

Seth Bloom

General Counsel
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Staff of Sen. Herb Kohl, Chairman

Seth Bloom serves as General Counsel of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on the staff of Senator Herb Kohl, the Chairman of the Subcommittee. He is responsible for antitrust, competition, and other business regulation issues for Senator Kohl. He has served on Senator Kohl’s staff on the Antitrust Subcommittee for the past eleven years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for planning hearings to investigate competition in many industries, including telecommunications and media, health care, aviation, energy, and agriculture. Read more »

William F. Tyndall

William F. Tyndall
Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs
Duke Energy

Bill Tyndall is senior vice president of federal government and regulatory affairs for Duke Energy. He leads the group responsible for federal policy and government affairs, and environment, health and safety policy. He was named to his current position in April 2009. Read more »

Cathy Zoi

Acting Under Secretary for Energy
Department of Energy

Cathy Zoi is the Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in her Assistant Secretary role on June 19, 2009. Ms. Zoi oversees a broad energy portfolio, including the Offices of Electricity Delivery and Reliability, EERE, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Environmental Management, and Legacy Management. Ms. Read more »

Merrilea Mayo

Mayo Enterprises, LLC

Merrilea Mayo, Ph.D., is the founder of Mayo Enterprises, LLC, a consultancy in the areas of innovation, workforce, technology and the future of learning. Her recent work has included projects for NASA’s Office of the Administrator, and the Kellogg Foundation. Previously, Dr. Mayo was a Director of Future of Learning Initiatives at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Her portfolio there included video-game-based learning, educational virtual worlds, and cell-phone-delivered learning. From 2001–2006, Dr. Read more »

Neil Brown

Staff Member
Office of Senator Richard Lugar and Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Neil Brown is an advisor to the United States Senate’s most senior Republican, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana. He serves as a Senior Professional Staff Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with responsibility for energy security and the Nunn-Lugar non-proliferation program. Neil earned master's degrees in political theory and forced migration while studying as a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford. He also holds a B.A. from Harvard University. Read more »

Jonathan Epstein

Staff Member
Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Dr. Epstein performs oversight of energy research and development and Department of Energy matters on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as Department of Defense, nuclear weapons and nonproliferation issues on the personal staff of Senator Jeff Bingaman. He participated in drafting the research and development titles of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and 2007 as well as the COMPETES Act based upon National Academies Report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” as requested by Senators Alexander and Bingaman. This legislation was signed into law on August 8, 2007. Dr. Read more »

Amanda Little

Author and Journalist
Environment, Energy and Technology

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Martin Hoffert

Martin Hoffert
Professor Emeritus of Physics
New York University

Marty Hoffert is professor emeritus of physics and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University. His academic background includes a B.S. (1960) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1967) from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the Polytechnic Institute of New York) in Astronautics; and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. Read more »

Jeffrey Marqusee

Executive Director
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Department of Defense

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee is currently the Executive Director of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Director of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). SERDP is a tri-agency (DOD, DOE, and EPA) environmental research and development program managed by the Department of Defense. SERDP supports research and development to solve environmental issues of relevance to DOD. ESTCP is a DOD wide program designed to demonstrate innovative environmental technologies at DOD facilities. Read more »

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