Non-Affiliated Experts

Deborah Wince-Smith

The Council on Competitiveness

Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, the only place where CEOs, labor leaders and university presidents are working together to ensure that Americans prosper in the global economy. Founded in 1986, this unique business-labor-academia coalition recommends actionable public policy solutions to make America more competitive in the global marketplace.

Wince-Smith is internationally renowned as a leading voice on competitiveness, innovation strategy, science and technology policy, energy, education, economics and business.

As president of the Council, Wince-Smith spearheaded the groundbreaking National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in creating a reinvigorated U.S. co