Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
As Council EVP overseeing all programs and initiatives, Chad develops and manages the Council’s complete policy agenda and workstream, including: creating the Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative with the National Science Foundation and the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy; helping to launch the National Engineering Forum to elevate attention to the roles engineers and the engineering enterprise play in driving long-term prosperity; building and shepherding the Council’s Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative (TLSI), engaging more than 50 Fortune 500 chief technology officers; and helming CEO-level innovation dialogues with key global partners across Latin America, Europe and Asia.
In particular, Chad has developed and executed a series of global innovation summits: with the EU and Japan in 2005, and more deeply with Brazil over the past decade. In addition to leading the development to date of 3 US-Brazil Innovation Summits, Chad has co-created 15 US-Brazil Innovation Learning Labs and manages the US-Brazil Bi-National Innovation Platform. He has also co-chaired the President Obama and President Roussef U.S.-Brazil Innovation Working Group. Chad holds an MS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, an Honors concentration in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown’s Landegger Program, and a BA in International Affairs from Emory University. He is a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Advisory Board; an ARCS Foundation National Science and Engineering Advisory Council member; a US German Marshall Fund Fellow; treasurer for the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; a member of the Board of the India Council on Competitiveness; a steering committee member of the South Big Data Hub; and a past member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Industry Advisory Council and World Economic Forum Advisory Board on Russian Competitiveness
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