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Chairman, California Board of Equalization
Dean Andal is chairman, second district,
of the Board of Equalization for the state of California. Elected in 1994,
Andal supports the Board's mission in serving the public through fair, effective,
and efficient tax administration. Andal is also president of Andal Communications,
a Stockton-based bank and real estate marketing company. Prior to joining
the board, he was a two-term member of the California State Assembly as
well as chief budget negotiator for Assembly Republicans. Andal was named
1992 Legislator of the Year by California's major taxpayer organizations.
C. Michael Armstrong, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
C. Michael Armstrong is chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T.
Armstrong currently serves as chairman of the President's Export Council
and the FCC Network Reliability and Interoperability Council, and is a member
of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Security Telecommunications
Advisory Committee, and the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade.
Prior to joining AT&T in 1997, he served five years as chairman and CEO
of Hughes Electronics.
James Gilmore III,
Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
James S. Gilmore, III was elected Virginia's
68th Governor in November 1997. Having realized the need to foster a strong
relationship between the state government and the technology community,
Governor Gilmore quickly appointed a Secretary of Technology - the nation's
first such cabinet-level technology post. Governor Gilmore also established
the Governor's Commission on Information Technology, which drafted a comprehensive
Internet policy for the state, another first in the nation. On March 30,
1999, Gilmore signed this sweeping Internet policy into law. Governor Gilmore
serves on the Technology Committee of the National Governors' Association
(NGA) and serves as a liaison between Republican Governors and the Congressional
leadership. Previously, Gilmore served as Virginia's Attorney General, after
serving two terms as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Henrico County.
Senior Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department
Lawrence H. Summers,
Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Joseph Guttentag is a senior advisor in the Office of Tax Policy and
Advisory Commission delegate for Lawrence H. Summers. As such, he is responsible
for advising the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy and the Secretary with
regard to various tax policy issues. Guttentag also serves as chairman of
the Committee of Fiscal Affairs of the Organization for Economic Cooperation
and Development. Before serving as advisor, he was appointed to Deputy Assistant
Secretary for International Tax Affairs. Prior to this appointment, Guttentag
was a senior tax partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
Paul Harris, Sr.,
Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
Paul Harris, Sr., is a representative of the 58th
District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Harris is also a partner in
the law firm of Baise, Miller & Freer. He is active in many community and
civic organizations, including the Virginia State Bar, the Charlottesville-Albermarle
Chamber of Commerce, and The United Way. Prior to his election to the House
of Delegates, Harris worked as a Dean's Fellow, teaching legal research
and writing to first-year law students, followed by a two-year run with
Virginia's largest law firm - McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.
County Commissioner, Washington County, Oregon
Delna Jones is county commissioner for district
two in the state of Oregon. Jones draws upon substantial experience in the
private and public sector. Much of her district lies north and east of the
cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Prior to this position, Jones spent nearly
30 years with US West Communications, holding various management positions,
including director of Economic Development. From 1982 to 1994, Jones served
in the Oregon House of Representatives. Jones has had an active role in
state politics, including chair of the House Revenue and School Finance
Committee. Jones served on other committees, including Education, Business
and Consumer Affairs, Environment and Energy, and Trade and Economic Development.
Mayor, City of Dallas, Texas
Ronald Kirk is mayor of the city of Dallas,
Texas. Elected to the Mayor's office in 1995, Kirk is the first African
American mayor of a major Texas city. He serves on the Advisory Board of
the United States Conference of Mayors and chairs the Standing Committee
on Urban Economic Policy for the United States Conference of Mayors. Prior
to his election, Kirk was appointed as Texas' 98th Secretary of State. Kirk
also worked as the City of Dallas' assistant city attorney and chief lobbyist,
achieving a 90 percent success rate in passing the City's legislative agenda.
Governor, State of Utah
Michael Leavitt is governor of the state
of Utah. Elected to the Governor's office in 1993, Leavitt has taken a leadership
role in federal-state relations. In technology, he has launched a SmartStates
initiative, which is focused on developing public-private partnerships to
deliver state services through e-Commerce. Leavitt has shown leadership
in attracting and nurturing high-technology companies and encouraging commerce
in the private sector. Leavitt also sits on the executive committee on the
National Governor's Association and the Republican Governors Association.
President (1997-1999), National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Gene Lebrun is president of the National
Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). Since 1892,
the NCCUSL has been involved in legislative reform activity, proposing and
enacting uniform laws. NCCUSL representatives from each state - lawyers,
judges, scholars, and government officials - propose and promulgate
uniform and model acts. Lebrun also practices law with the firm of Lynn,
Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the
American Bar Association. Prior to joining the NCCUSL, he was a member of
the South Dakota legislature, serving as Speaker of the House during the
1973 and 1974 sessions. Lebrun also serves as a Uniform Law Commissioner
for South Dakota.
Governor, State of Washington
Gary Locke is the 21st governor of the
state of Washington. Elected to the Governor's office in 1996, Locke is
the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history. He has undertaken major
initiatives targeting the improvement of public schools, promotion of jobs
and economic development in rural and urban areas, and fighting juvenile
crime. In 1982, Locke was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives,
where he served on the House Judiciary and Appropriations committees. Locke
served his final five years there as chairman of the House Appropriations
President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a coalition
of taxpayer groups, individuals, and businesses opposed to higher taxes
at both the federal and state levels. He also writes the monthly "Politics"
column for the American Spectator. Prior to joining ATR, Norquist served
as economist and chief speechwriter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Norquist
also served on the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue
Service and was an executive director of the National Taxpayers' Union.
Robert Novick, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky,
U.S. Trade Representative)
Robert Novick is general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade
Representative (USTR) and Advisory Commission delegate for Ambassador Charlene
Barshefsky. The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for legal issues
related to United States trade policy and the negotiations of trade agreements.
Previously, he served as counselor to the USTR, advising Ambassador Barshefsky
on a broad range of policy and legal issues. Prior to joining the USTR,
Novick was a partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., where
he specialized in trade law and policy.
President, Time Warner, Inc.
Richard Parsons is president of Time Warner, Inc., a leading global media
company. He is also a member of the Time Warner Board of Directors. Prior
to joining Time Warner in 1994, Parsons served as chairman and CEO of Dime
Bancorp, Inc., one of the largest thrift institutions in the United States
with more than $20 billion in assets. Parsons also served as a managing
partner of the New York law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler.
Andrew Pincus, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce
William M. Daley,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce)
Andrew Pincus is general counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce and
Advisory Commission delegate for William Daley. Nominated by President Clinton
and confirmed by the United States Senate in 1997, Pincus is the chief legal
advisor for the Department. He also serves as a senior policy advisor for
the Secretary and the Department on a broad range of domestic and international
issues. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, he was a partner at
the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt. Pincus also served as assistant to
the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.
President & Chief Operating Officer, America Online, Inc.
Robert Pittman is president and chief operating officer of America Online, Inc. and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Pittman oversees the overall day-to-day operations of the world's leader in branded interactive services. Prior to joining America Online, Mr. Pittman served as chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate, Six Flags Entertainment, Time Warner Enterprises, Quantum Media and MTV Networks.
President & co-Chief Executive Officer, Charles Schwab Corporation
David Pottruck is president and co-chief executive officer of Charles Schwab
Corporation, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. The Charles
Schwab Corporation, through its principal operating subsidiary Charles Schwab
& Company, Inc., is one of the nation's largest financial services firms,
serving 4.7 million active investor accounts. Pottruck directs the Company's
financial, technology, and administrative groups. During his tenure as president,
the Company's revenues have increased nearly threefold. Pottruck joined
the firm in 1984 from Shearson/American Express.
Vice Chairman, MCI WorldCom and Chairman, UUNET
John Sidgmore is vice chairman of MCI WorldCom and chairman of UUNET. He
joined the company in 1994 as president and chief executive officer. Sidgmore
is responsible for MCI WorldCom's technology vision and Internet services.
Prior to joining MCI WorldCom, Sidgmore was president and CEO of CSC Intelicom
(formerly Intelicom Solutions). Before joining CSC, he spent 14 years with
General Electric Information Services (GEISCO). During his four-year tenure
as vice president and general manager, Sidgmore engineered a turnaround
in GEIS' U.S. performance, which led to a tripling of net income and a 20
percent growth in revenue.
Independent Consultant, Association for Interactive Media
Stanley Sokul is an independent consultant to the Association for Interactive
Media (AIM) on Internet taxation and is an experienced congressional advisor
with extensive knowledge of a variety of Internet and taxation issues. Sokul
previously served as the top D.C. aide to Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH). In
this position, he helped draft Senator Gregg's Net FAIR Internet tax moratorium
bill, many of which key provisions were incorporated into the final version
of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Sokul is currently a public policy consultant
at Davidson & Company in Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Gateway, Inc.
Ted Waitt is chairman of Gateway, Inc., a multi-national,
Fortune 500 company with more than 19,000 employees and 1998 sales of $7.5
billion. Since co-founding Gateway 13 years ago, Waitt has helped transform
the direct sales model in the computer business into a major, shaping force
for the entire industry. Over the years, Waitt has earned a number of prestigious
honors, including: the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the U.S.
Small Business Association, an honorary doctorate of science degree from
the University of South Dakota, and the Ten Outstanding Young Americans
(TOYA) award from the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.