Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Alicia Barton

Alicia Barton
Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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Rebecca Bagley

Rebecca Bagley
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nortech

Rebecca O. Bagley is President and Chief Executive Officer of NorTech, a technology-based economic development organization working to revitalize Northeast Ohio by accelerating the growth of regional innovation clusters in advanced energy, flexible electronics and water technologies. Under her leadership, NorTech connects small, medium and large companies and universities for business, funding and research opportunities that create jobs, attract capital and have long-term positive economic impact. Read more »

Amy Francetic

Amy Francetic
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Trust

Amy has over 18 years of operational and executive management experience in the high technology sector with specialties in cleantech and information technology. She helped found Clean Energy Trust with Mr. Pritzker and Mr. Polsky. Prior to Clean Energy, Ms. Francetic worked as an investment professional for MVC Capital, a publicly-traded private equity firm (NYSE:MVC), in their Chicago office. Read more »

Alistair Nolan

Alistair Nolan
Senior Economist
OECD

Alistair Nolan has worked with the OECD since July 1997. He currently works in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, where he focuses on public policies to foster innovation. He recently managed a two-year OECD project aimed at assessing the role of intangible assets in innovation and growth, leading to the newly-released book Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation. For a number of years he specialised in the assessment of all aspects of public policy towards entrepreneurship. Mr. Read more »

Kenan Patrick Jarboe

Kenan Patrick Jarboe
President
Athena Alliance

Ken Jarboe is the President of Athena Alliance, a Washington, DC-based non-profit research organization in the vanguard of identifying, understanding, analyzing, and educating on the information, intangibles, and innovation (I3 or I-Cubed) economy which now drive economic prosperity and wealth creation. He also edits the blog The Intangible Economy. Dr. Jarboe received his Ph.D. in Sociotechnological Planning and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Read more »

Isabel Sawhill

Isabel Sawhill
Co-Director
Budgeting for National Priorities at The Brookings Institution

Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She serves as co-director of the Budgeting for National Priorities project and co-director of the Center on Children and Families. She holds the Cabot Family Chair. In 2009, she began the Social Genome Project, an initiative by the Center on Children and Families that seeks to determine how to increase economic opportunity for disadvantaged children. She served as vice president and director of the Economic Studies program from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Read more »

Carsten Fink

Carsten Fink
Chief Economist
World Intellectual Property Organization

Carsten Fink is the Chief Economist of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) based in Geneva. Before joining WIPO, he was Professor of International Economics at the University of St. Gallen. He also held the positions of Visiting Professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Group d’Economie Mondiale, a research institute at Sciences Po. Prior to his academic appointments, Mr. Fink worked for more than 10 years at the World Bank. Read more »

Rajat Kathuria

Rajat Kathuria
Director and Chief Executive
ICRIER

Rajat Kathuria is Director and Chief Executive at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years experience in economic policy, besides research interests on a range of issues relating to regulation and competition policy. He worked with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) during its first eight years (1998-2006) and gained hands on experience with telecom regulation in an environment changing rapidly towards competition. Read more »

Ben Luján

Ben Luján
United States Congress
(NM-3)

Born and raised in New Mexico, Rep. Ben Ray Luján grew up in Nambe, a small farming community north of Santa Fe bordered by the pueblos of Nambe and Pojoaque. There he learned the time-honored traditions and values of New Mexico. Read more »