Chad Evans is the Executive Vice President at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. As Council EVP overseeing all programs and initiatives, Chad develops and manages the Council’s complete policy agenda and workstream, including: creating the Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative with the National Science Foundation and the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy; helping to launch the National Engineering Forum to elevate attention to the roles engineers and the engineering enterprise play in driving long-term prosperity; building and shepherding the Council’s Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative (TLSI), engaging more than 50 Fortune 500 chief technology officers; and helming CEO-level innovation dialogues with key global partners across Latin America, Europe and Asia.
In particular, Chad has developed and executed a series of global innovation summits: with the EU and Japan in 2005, and more deeply with Brazil over the past decade. In addition to leading the development to date of 3 US-Brazil Innovation Summits, Chad has co-created 15 US-Brazil Innovation Learning Labs and manages the US-Brazil Bi-National Innovation Platform. He has also co-chaired the President Obama and President Roussef U.S.-Brazil Innovation Working Group. Chad holds an MS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, an Honors concentration in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown’s Landegger Program, and a BA in International Affairs from Emory University. He is a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Advisory Board; an ARCS Foundation National Science and Engineering Advisory Council member; a US German Marshall Fund Fellow; treasurer for the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; a member of the Board of the India Council on Competitiveness; a steering committee member of the South Big Data Hub; and a past member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Industry Advisory Council and World Economic Forum Advisory Board on Russian Competitiveness.