Eugene J. Huang currently serves in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, where he is responsible for open government and international technology and innovation policy with a specific emphasis on China. Concurrently, Mr. Huang also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he is responsible for the overall technology strategy for the new Bureau.
From August 2009 to April 2010, Mr. Huang served as the Government Operations Director for the National Broadband Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission, and was part of the team responsible for authoring “Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan”.
Mr. Huang served at the United States Department of the Treasury under two Secretaries of the Treasury from 2006 to 2009, as Policy Advisor to the Secretary and previously as a White House Fellow. In these roles, Mr. Huang covered a wide range of international economic and finance issues with a special responsibility for U.S. bilateral relations with China.
Previously, Mr. Huang was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Huang served the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Mark R. Warner as the Secretary of Technology and previously as the Deputy Secretary of Technology. At the time of his appointment as Secretary of Technology in 2004, he was the youngest cabinet member in Virginia history at the age of 28.
Mr. Huang graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering. He received a Thouron Award from the University of Pennsylvania and studied at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he received a M.Phil., with distinction, in Economic History. Mr. Huang is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.