Deborah L. Wince-Smith

President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Ms. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. She is the Founder and President of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. She served in the Reagan White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as the first Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the Commerce Department in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She serves as a Corporate Director and Board Member of National and International organizations, U.S. Government Policy Advisory Committees, Charitable Organizations, and as a University Trustee. Currently, she is a member of The Smithsonian National Board, the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Board. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she earned her Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology from King’s College, Cambridge.  She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Michigan State University, an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Toledo and an Honorary Doctorate of Law honoris causa from The Queens University of Belfast.