the private sector, including as president of the Lighting Research Institute, as assistant to the vice president for engineering at the Garrett Corporation, and general manager of Allied Signal Ceramics Components. She recently retired from the position of general manager for Technology Partnerships at Honeywell. Dr. Savitz is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served on the National Science Board from 1998 to 2004. She was a member of the Department of Energy’s Laboratory Operations Board and the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute. She is currently a member of advisory bodies for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Board of Directors of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. She received a B.A. in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


DEBORAH L. WINCE-SMITH is the president of the Council on Competitiveness. In 1989 she was appointed Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the Department of Commerce. She previously served as the assistant director for International Affairs and Global Competitivenes in the Reagan White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Following her government tenure, she became active in the governance of various national laboratories, including serving on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, and on the University of California President’s Council for Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Wince-Smith was appointed to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ in 2004. She was also appointed to the Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service in 2006, as well as to the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. She is a graduate of Vassar College, and received a master’s degree from King’s College, Cambridge University. She received an honorary doctorate from Michigan State University in 2006.



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