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Deborah L. Wince-Smith

Deborah L. Wince-Smith is president of the Council on Competitiveness. An internationally recognized expert on science and technology policy, innovation strategy, and global competition, she serves as a member of the Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service, as a member of the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ Stock Market, and a chairman of the Secretary of Commerce’s Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative Federal Advisory Committee. Wince-Smith served as the first assistant secretary for technology policy in the Department of Commerce Technology Administration from 1989 to 1993. During the Reagan Administration, she served as the assistant director for international affairs and competitiveness in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.