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Meet the Innovation Advisory Board

The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Section 604 of that Act requires that the Secretary of Commerce complete a comprehensive study of the economic competitiveness and innovative capacity of the United States by January 4, 2012. This study is to be conducted in consultation with the National Economic Council, Federal agencies as the Secretary considers appropriate, and an Innovation Advisory Board.

The 15-member Innovation Advisory Board was appointed on May 4, 2011. The Innovation Advisory Board met on June 6 and September 23, 2011.

Learn more about each of the Innovation Advisory Board members below.

Robert D. Atkinson  Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Rebecca O. Bagley President & CEO, Nortech

James P. Clements President, West Virginia University

Abby Joseph Cohen President of the Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategsist, Goldman Sachs

Larry Cohen  President, Communication Workers of America

Judy Estrin CEO, JLabs

Rebecca M. Henderson  Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at the Harvard Business School

Irwin Mark Jacobs Director (Cofounder and former CEO), Qualcomm

Arthur D. Levinson Chairman, Genentech, Inc. and Apple, Inc

James M. Manyika Director (Senior Partner), McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey Global Institute

Natalia Olson-Urtecho President & CEO, EG (formerly Ecolibrium Group)

Kim Polese Chairman, ClearStreet Inc.

Lucy Sanders CEO and Cofounder, National Center for Women & Information Technology

Julie A. Shimer President & CEO, Welch Allyn

Stephen S. Tang President, CEO, & Director, University City Science Center