Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Thomas M. Lenard

Thomas M. Lenard
President and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute

Thomas Lenard is president and senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Lenard is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on telecommunications, electricity, antitrust, privacy, e-commerce and other regulatory issues. Read more »

Mark Eichorn

Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Mark Eichorn is an Assistant Director in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP). He joined DPIP at the end of 2009 from FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz’s office, where he served as an attorney advisor for Chairman (and previously Commissioner) Leibowitz on consumer protection issues. After joining the Commission in 1998, Mark worked for many years as an attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices and served a six month stint in 2003 as an attorney advisor to FTC Commissioner Leary. Read more »

Jim Johnston

Telecommunications Attorney

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
Minnesota

On January 4, 2007, Amy Klobuchar took the oath of office to represent the people of Minnesota in the United States Senate.

Amy has taken these Minnesota values to heart to get results for the people of the North Star state.

Before being elected to public office, she was the leading advocate for successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new moms and their babies. Read more »

Greg Ip

Greg Ip
U.S. Economics Editor
The Economist

Greg Ip is the U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist magazine, based in Washington, DC. His career spans two decades of financial and economic journalism, including over a decade at the Wall Street Journal in both New York and Washington and before that stints at The Financial Post and The Globe and Mail in Canada . He appears frequently on television and radio, including National Public Radio, PBS, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. He has won or shared in several prizes for reporting. Read more »

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein
Columnist
Washington Post, Newsweek

Ezra Klein writes an opinionated blog on economic policy, collapsing banks, cap and trade, health care reform and pretty much anything else you can attach a chart to. His blog points to the hottest policy ideas on the Web and provides his own up-to-the-minute take. Before coming to The Post, he was an associate editor at the American Prospect. Klein has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and C-SPAN.

Karen Kornbluh

Karen Kornbluh
U.S. Ambassador to the OECD

Karen Kornbluh was sworn in as Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in August, 2009. Read more »

Andrew Wyckoff

Andrew Wyckoff
Director of Science, Technology and Industry
OECD

Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) where he oversees OECD’s work on innovation, business dynamics,  science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas.  Read more »

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland. He was sworn in on May 22, 2009. Read more »

Beth Shiroishi

Beth Shiroishi
Assistant Vice President, Citizenship and Sustainability
AT&T

Beth Shiroishi is Assistant Vice President, Citizenship and Sustainability, with AT&T. In this role, she has responsibility for the company’s focus on citizenship and sustainability, including communication of the company’s positions and initiatives, stakeholder relationships, and structural governance internal to the company.

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