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Former Congresswoman Nancy Johnson to Co-Chair the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ITIF is proud to announce that former Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (R-CT) has been appointed co-chair of the ITIF board, replacing former member of Congress Jennifer Dunn, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this fall. The Honorable Nancy Johnson is a senior public policy advisor in Baker Donelson’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Firm’s Federal Public Policy Group. She focuses on health care, tax and trade matters on behalf of Baker Donelson clients.

Cal Dooley, the co-chair of ITIF and president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association / Food Products Association, praised Ms. Johnson, stating, “Nancy will make an excellent contribution to ITIF as co-chair, and I am looking forward to working with her to ensure that ITIF continues to help advance pro-innovation public policies.” Dr. Robert Atkinson, President of ITIF stated, “With her significant background in and knowledge of technology and innovation policy issues, Congresswoman Johnson is an ideal choice to be the new ITIF co-chair.”

Ms. Johnson served 24 years in Congress, from 1983 to 2007, representing the fifth district of Connecticut, following 6 years of service in the Connecticut State Senate. The most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 109th Congress, she is a recognized authority on health policy. Hailed by the non-partisan Almanac of American Politics as “one of the most active and productive legislators in the House,” Ms. Johnson’s legislative accomplishments include a variety of matters related to health care, children, taxes, manufacturing and the environment. She co-authored the national Children’s Health Insurance Program and was a principal author of the Medicare Modernization Act that expanded Medicare to cover prescription drugs, chro