The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES)  was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Section 604 of that Act requires that the Secretary of Commerce complete a comprehensive study of the economic competitiveness and innovative capacity of the United States by January 4, 2012. This study is to be conducted in consultation with the National Economic Council, Federal agencies as the Secretary considers appropriate, and an Innovation Advisory Board.
The 15-member Innovation Advisory Board was appointed on May 4, 2011 . The Innovation Advisory Board met on June 6 and September 23, 2011.
Learn more about each of the Innovation Advisory Board members below.
Robert D. Atkinson  Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Rebecca O. Bagley President & CEO, Nortech
James P. Clements President, West Virginia University
Abby Joseph Cohen  President of the Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategsist, Goldman Sachs
Larry Cohen  President, Communication Workers of America
Judy Estrin CEO, JLabs
Rebecca M. Henderson  Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at the Harvard Business School
Irwin Mark Jacobs  Director (Cofounder and former CEO), Qualcomm
Arthur D. Levinson  Chairman, Genentech, Inc. and Apple, Inc
James M. Manyika  Director (Senior Partner), McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Natalia Olson-Urtecho President & CEO, EG (formerly Ecolibrium Group)
Kim Polese  Chairman, ClearStreet Inc.
Lucy Sanders CEO and Cofounder, National Center for Women & Information Technology
Julie A. Shimer  President & CEO, Welch Allyn
Stephen S. Tang President, CEO, & Director, University City Science Center