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Commerce Announces Appointments to National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

September 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that 30 individuals will serve in the third membership cycle of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE, which was established in 2010, advises the secretary of Commerce on transformational policies to help communities, businesses and the American workforce become more globally competitive. With members serving two-year appointments, the newest appointments tothe council include representatives from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors, including several organizations involved in technology-based economic development. Furthermore, five of the NACIE members are returning to provide institutional knowledge that helps bridge the transition to the next presidential administration, according to a blogpost written by Julie Lenzer, director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Included in the appointments is SSTI Board member, Rebecca Bagley, vice chancellor for Economic Partnerships at the University of Pittsburgh. A full list of and biographical information on the newly appointed NACIE members can be found here.