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Meet the Council

Uniting Leaders to Foster Prosperity

Competitiveness is about increasing national productivity and delivering inclusive prosperity for every American.

For more than three decades, the Council on Competitiveness has used its position as a unifier across the competitiveness ecosystem—bringing together members from academia, business, labor, and the national labs—to champion a nonpartisan action agenda that fuels entrepreneurship and spurs the commercialization of new ideas. Through pragmatic policies and priorities that prepare our workforce, attract investment, accelerate the deployment of new technologies, and enhance our innovation infrastructure, the Council strives to make our nation more productive in a global marketplace.

Council on Competitiveness Board

Executive Committee

Thomas R. Baruch

Baruch Future Ventures

Gene D. Block

University of California, Los Angeles

William H. Bohnett

Whitecap Investments

James Clements

Clemson University

Jim Clifton

Gallup

Mark Crosswhite

Alabama Power Company

Michael M. Crow

Arizona State University

John J. DeGioia

Georgetown University

Suresh V. Garimella

University of Vermont

James S. Hagedorn

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Sheryl Handler

Ab Initio

Shirley Ann Jackson

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Farnam Jahanian

Carnegie Mellon University

Mehmood Khan

Hevolution Foundation

Pradeep K. Khosla

University of California, San Diego

John May

Deere & Company

James B. Milliken

University of Texas System

Nicholas T. Pinchuk

Snap-on Incorporated

Michael E. Porter

Harvard Business School

Steven Stevanovich

SGS Global Holdings

Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

Harry L. Williams

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

David Kwabena Wilson

Morgan State University

W. Randolph Woodson

North Carolina State University

Paul A. Yarossi

HNTB Holding Ltd.

Robert J. Zimmer

University of Chicago

General Membership

Jonathan R. Alger
James Madison University

Michael D. Amiridis
University of Illinois at Chicago

Joseph E. Aoun
Northeastern University

Dennis Assanis
University of Delaware

Eric Barron
Pennsylvania State University

Sandy K. Baruah
Detroit Regional Chamber

Richard Benson
University of Texas at Dallas

Mark Becker
Georgia State University

Rebecca M. Blank
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lee C. Bollinger
Columbia University

Robert A. Brown
Boston University

Sylvia M. Burwell
American University

John Chachas
Methuselah Advisors

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Purdue University

Ernest J. Dianastasis
The Precisionists, Inc.

Joeseph DiPietro
The University of Tennessee

Jeff Donofrio
Business Leaders for Michigan

Taylor Eighmy
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Gregory L. Fenves
Emory University

Robert Ford
Abbott

Wayne A. I. Frederick
Howard University

Julio Frenk
University of Miami

W. Kent Fuchs
University of Florida

Patrick D. Gallagher
University of Pittsburgh

E. Gordon Gee
West Virginia University

Gregory P. Hill
Hess Corporation

G. Michael Hoover
Sundt Construction

Eric Isaacs
Carnegie Institution for Science

Steven Isakowitz
The Aerospace Corporation

John I. Jenkins, Sr. 
University of Notre Dame

Robert E. Johnson
Western New England University

John I. Jenkins
University of Notre Dame

Paul Johnson
Colorado School of Mines

Eric Kaler
Case Western Reserve University

Timothy Killeen
University of Illinois System

Laurie Leshin
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michael Lovell
Marquette University
Larry Marshall
CSIRO

Ronald Mason
University of the District of Columbia

Gary S. May
University of California, Davis

Sean McGarvey
North America's Building Trades Unions

Jonathan McIntyre
Motif FoodWorks, Inc.

John Michel
Skyworks Global

Jere W. Morehead
University of Georgia

Om Nalamasu
Applied Ventures, LLC

Scott Parazynski
Fluidity Technologies

Joshua Parker
Ancora

Harris Pastides
University of South Carolina

Nolan Pike
Electrolux North America

Daryll J. Pines
University of Maryland

Michael T. Plehn
National Defense University

Jason Providakes
The MITRE Corporation

John Pyrovolakis
Innovation Accelerator Foundation

L. Rafael Reif
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Alex Rogers
Qualcomm

Rodney Rogers
Bowling Green State University

Clayton Rose
Bowdoin College

David Rudd
University of Memphis

John R. Ryan
Center for Creative Leadership

Timothy Sands
Virginia Tech

John Sharp
The Texas A&M University System

Frederick W. Smith
FedEx Corporation

Elisa Stephens
Academy of Art University

Elizabeth Stroble
Webster University

Kumble R. Subbaswamy
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sridhar Sudarsan
SparkCognition, Inc. 

Andrew Thompson
Summit Schools

Satish K. Tripathi
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Martin Vanderploeg
Workiva

Adam Weinberg
Denison University

Kim A. Wilcox
University of California, Riverside

Wendy Wintersteen
Iowa State University

John Young
Council on Competitiveness

National Lab Partners

Steven F. Ashby
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kimberly Budil

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Paul Kearns
Argonne National Laboratory

Martin Keller
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Thomas Mason
Los Alamos National Laboratory
James Peery
Sandia National Laboratories

John Wagner
Idaho National Laboratory

Michael Witherell
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Thomas Zacharia
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Corporate Partners

HP Federal

Intel Corporation

PepsiCo, Inc

University Partners

University of California, Irvine

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Utah

National Affiliates

Dean Bartles
Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group

Caron Ogg
ARCS Foundation, Inc. 

David Oxtoby
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Fellows

France Córdova
National Science Foundation

Paul Dabbar
Bohr Quantum Technologies

James G. Foggo, USN (Ret.)
Allied Joint Force Command, Naples, Italy

William H. Goldstein
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bart J. Gordon
K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Thomas Hicks
The Mabus Group

Klaus Hoehn
Deere & Company

Paul J. Hommert
Sandia National Laboratories

Lloyd A. Jacobs
University of Toledo

Ray O Johnson
Bessemer Venture Partners

Martha Kanter
College Promise Campaign

Alexander A. Karsner
Elemental Labs
Steven E. Koonin
New York University

Michael Kratsios
Scale AI

R. Brad Lane
Ridge-Lane Limited Partners

Alan P. Larson
Covington & Burling LLP

Edward J. McElroy
AFL-CIO

Luis M. Proenza
University of Akron

Kimberly Reed

Branko Terzic
Berkeley Research Group

Anthony J. Tether

Thomas M. Uhlman
New Venture Partners, LLC

Olin Wethington
Wethington International, LLC

Mohammad Zaidi
Braemar Energy Ventures

Senior Fellows

Bray Barnes
Global Security & Innovation Strategies

Jennifer S. Bond
National Science Foundation

Thomas A. Campbell
FutureGrasp, LLC

C. Michael Cassidy
Emory University

Dona L. Crawford
Livermore Lab Foundation

Dominik Knoll
AVA Ventures

Alex R. Larzelere
Larzelere & Associates

Abbott Lipsky
Latham & Watkins LLP

Julie Meier Wright
Collaborative Economics

Mark Minevich
Going Global Ventures
Rustom Mody
Vintech NM

Michelle Moore
Groundswell

Toby Redshaw
Verus Advisory, LLC

Jody Ruth
Redstones LLC

Reuben Sarkar
American Center for Mobility

W. Allen Shapard
APCO Worldwide

Maria-Elena Tierno
Constellation Energy

William Wescott
BrainOxygen, LLC

David B. Williams
The Ohio State University
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