As Council EVP overseeing all programs and initiatives, Chad develops and manages the Council's policy agenda and workstream, including: development of the Council's new, flagship "National Commission on Innovation & Competitiveness Frontiers;" creating both the "Building University-Industry-Lab Dialogue for Advanced Computing" effort and the "Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative" with the National Science Foundation; forming the "American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership" with the U.S. Department of Energy; and, helping to shape and launch the "National Engineering Forum."
In addition, Chad has built and shepherded over the past decade the Council's "Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative," engaging Fortune 500 chief technology officers, university vice presidents of research, and national laboratory deputy directors to make the policy and business cases for America's innovation-enabling investments in talent, technology and infrastructure. He has also helmed C-suite innovation summits, dialogues and immersions across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Has focused, in particular in Brazil and Australia - having created 4 U.S.-Brazil Innovation Summits and 20+ innovation learning laboratories across both nations; and having launched the first-ever U.S.-Australia CTO Dialogue series.
Chad holds an M.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, with an Honors concentration in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown's Landegger Program. He has a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from Emory University. He is Secretary to the Board of the Council on Competitiveness; Treasurer to the Board of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Advisory Board; an ARCS Foundation National Science and Engineering Advisory Council member; a U.S. German Marshall Fund Fellow; and a past member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Industry Advisory Council and the World Economic Forum Advisory Board on Russian Competitiveness.