Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Daniel J. Weitzner

Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development

Daniel J. Weitzner serves as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development in the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He directs the office that conducts research and analysis and prepares policy recommendations for the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. Read more »

Tim Sparapani

Tim Sparapani
Director of Public Policy

Tim Sparapani is the director of public policy at Facebook. Tim is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s interaction with the federal, state and local governments and with opinion and policy makers. Tim’s specialty is privacy and constitutional law. Prior to joining Facebook, Tim was senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he helped advance the constitutional principle of the right to privacy, representing the ACLU before Congress, the Executive Branch and before the media. Read more »

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

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
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

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 »

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