Brian C. Toohey is the President & CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Joining the association in 2010, Mr. Toohey brings more than two decades of experience and knowledge in both federal and international affairs as well as working in innovative technology, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. At SIA, Mr. Toohey is responsible for setting and leading the public policy agenda and serving as the primary advocate for maintaining U.S. leadership in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Mr. Toohey works closely with SIA member companies and the Board of Directors to align industry priorities and policy goals.
Prior to joining SIA, Mr. Toohey held key executive leadership positions, both in federal and international affairs at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Previously, he was a senior vice president at DEKA Research and Development, a medical device company, and at the wireless network operator and service provider AirCell, Inc. Mr. Toohey also served as the Director of International Government Affairs & Strategic Planning and a Director of the European business unit at the global satellite company, Iridium LLC. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Toohey worked for several years at the U.S. Department of Commerce, primarily on European trade and intellectual property issues.
Mr. Toohey received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s and United States Trade Representative’s International Trade Advisory Committee and an advisor to F.I.R.S.T., a leading nonprofit organization that brings science and technology to America’s schools. Mr. Toohey has served as a member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and as an Adjunct Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University. A Boston native, Mr. Toohey and his wife reside in Washington, DC.