Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change

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Friday, November 11, 2005 12:00 PM
Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change
Deborah L. Wince-Smith
President, Council on Competitiveness

Deborah L. Wince-Smith heads the Council on Competitiveness, the only national organization that brings together leading CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders to promote U.S. productivity growth, success in global markets and a rising standard of living for all Americans. The Council works on a range of regional, national and global projects formed to drive competitive advantage, including the National Innovation Initiative, which released the groundbreaking Innovate America report. In 2004, Wince-Smith was appointed chairman of Strengthening America's Communities Initiative Federal Advisory Committee, which produced the first detailed assessment of federal investment and policy in regional economic development in almost forty years.

An internationally recognized expert on science and technology policy, innovation strategy, regional economic development and global competition, Wince-Smith serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ Stock Market, the National Science Board’s Task Force on Transformative Research, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s Task Force on Nuclear Power, and the National Research Council’s Committee on Innovation Models for Aerospace Technologies. She is a trustee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

From 1989 to 1993, Wince-Smith served as the first Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the Department of Commerce Technology Administration, chaired the Interagency Committee on Federal Technology Transfer, and directed the President’s National Technology Initiative. She was also the U.S. representative to the multilateral Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Consortium. During the Reagan Administration, Wince-Smith served as the Assistant Director for International Affairs and Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.


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