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Meet CDT’s New Advisory Council Members

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is pleased to welcome 17 new members to its 2021-2022 Advisory Council, a distinguished group of civil society leaders, private sector professionals, and experts in advocacy, policy, and law.

The council informs CDT’s work to establish practical and implementable tech policy that protects civil rights and civil liberties in the digital age. It meets several times a year to discuss current and emerging policy trends, movement in the courts, and implications of new technologies.

“At a moment when complicated tech policy questions are the subject of heated national debates, it is crucial to bring together diverse perspectives from academia, the corporate sector, and civil society,” says CDT President & CEO Alexandra Reeve Givens. “We are thrilled to have so many nationally-recognized thought leaders join us to inform the public debate and further our mission of putting democracy and individual rights at the center of the digital revolution.”

The new members for 2021 are:

  • Debo Adegbile, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Henry Claypool, Independent
  • Susan Crawford, Clinical Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Lauren Culbertson, Head of US Public Policy, Twitter
  • Lara Flint, Director, Governance Program, Democracy Fund
  • Camille Francois, Chief Innovation Officer, Graphika
  • Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Senior Vice President for a Strong Internet, Internet Society
  • Dominique Harrison, Director, Technology Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Daphne Keller, Director, Program on Platform Regulation, Stanford Cyber Policy Center
  • John Morris, Nonresident Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
  • Laura Moy, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Director, Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law
  • Jessica Rich, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Technology Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hina Shamsi, Director, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Uttara Sivaram, Head of Privacy and Security Public Policy, Uber
  • Nabiha Syed, President, The Markup
  • Miriam Vogel, President and CEO, EqualAI
  • Corrine Yu, Senior Program Director, Special Projects/Interim EVP of Campaigns and Programs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Returning members are:

  • Ross Ashley, Solution Relationship Director | Advisory Services, KPMG
  • John Bailey, Advisor, Walton Family Foundation
  • Jesse Blumenthal, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Stand Together
  • Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Professor, University of Washington
  • Damara Catlett, Principal, Raben Group; Executive Director, Full Color Future (Co-chair)
  • Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development, IREX
  • Patrick Dolan, Former President & COO, Interactive Advertising Bureau
  • Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook
  • Donna Epps, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Verizon
  • Ashley Harmon, Director of Corporate Affairs, Blavity
  • Hoda Hawa, Social Impact Manager, Participant Media
  • Brian Huseman, Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon
  • Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director, Knight First Amendment Institute
  • Jeff Joseph, President and CEO, Software & Information Industry Association
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft
  • Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy, Tufts University
  • John Lepore, Senior Vice President, Head of Research, GSK
  • Deven McGraw, Chief Regulatory Officer, Ciitizen (Co-chair)
  • Terrell McSweeny, Partner, Antitrust Law, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice Groups, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Joseph Miller, Founder, WashingTech
  • Nicole Miller, Cybersecurity Communications
  • Yeshimabeit Milner, Executive Director & Founder, Data for Black Lives
  • Chris Nims
  • Nuala O’Connor, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Digital Citizenship, WalMart
  • Lydia Parnes, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
  • Sanford Reback, Vice President, Policy, Twilio
  • Chris Riley, Senior Fellow, Internet Governance, R Street Institute
  • Tim Sparapani, Founder & Principal, SPQR Strategies
  • Alissa Starzak, Head of Policy, Cloudflare
  • Shane Tews, Consultant, American Enterprise Institute
  • Kimberly Tignor, Executive Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice
  • Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Vinay Trivedi, Investment Team, General Atlantic
  • Richard Whitt, President, GLIA Foundation
  • Denise Zheng, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Business Roundtable
  • Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Advisory Council operates separately from CDT’s Board of Directors and is not a governing body. In 2021-2022, it is co-chaired by Damara Catlett of the Raben Group and Full Color Future and Deven McGraw of Ciitizen.

CDT is a 25-year-old 501(c)3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to promote democratic values by shaping technology policy and architecture.