WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced several new hires today that will enhance and expand the organization’s advocacy efforts. In announcing the news, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield noted that the additions will bolster the organization’s presence by providing a depth of expertise across its environment and sustainability, public sector, and global policy teams to support member technology companies and the industry at large.
“The challenges facing the technology industry continue to evolve and we continue to grow our team and enhance our capabilities to meet them,” Garfield said. “In the United States and around the world, we are committed to creating an enabling policy environment that ensures the life-improving innovations our companies are creating can be fully realized across our society.”
The new hires announced today by ITI include:
Erica Logan, director of environment and sustainability: Erica Logan returns to ITI where she will focus on international chemicals issues, including environmentally responsible value chain initiatives. Prior to ITI, she was at Xerox and worked as a Sustainability Program Manager and an EHS Regulatory Affairs Manager for Xerox Corporation, and before that, at the Eastman Kodak Company where she handled a range of environment, health, safety and sustainability issues. Logan holds a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Alexandria McBride, director of environment and sustainability: Alexandria McBride will work on developing and advocating positions on domestic and international policies related to energy efficiency and environmental priorities throughout the full product life-cycle. Prior to ITI, she coordinated the re-launch of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, an academic hub that utilizes design, policy, and social justice approaches to solve pressing environmental issues, and before that, was a manager at The Engine Room, an international NGO using technology and data to support social and environmental causes. Prior to that, McBride was an executive officer at clean-energy nonprofit Groundswell and also worked on remediation projects in the Mid-Atlantic as an environmental manager for ExxonMobil. McBride holds a Master of Science degree in environmental policy and sustainability management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban policy, and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Howard University.
Jonathan Clifford, director for national security at ITI’s public sector division ITAPS: Jonathan Clifford will work to build policy consensus between business, the Department of Defense, and the intelligence community regarding information technology policies, system procurement and utilization, and force structure and budget authorities. Prior to ITI, he served for several years as a senior policy advisor to Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and before that, as a legislative aide to Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.). In addition, Clifford serves as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve and as a firefighter with the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, Md. Clifford holds a Bachelor of Arts in government and international politics from George Mason University.
Cody Ankeny, global policy manager, digital trade and forced localization: Cody Ankeny will bolster ITI’s efforts surrounding digital trade, forced localization, and internet governance. Prior to joining ITI, Ankeny served as a combat engineer officer in the United States Marine Corps and remains a captain in the Marine Corps Reserve. He holds a Master of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M University.
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