Announcing Our Third Cohort of the Tech Executive Leadership Initiative

22 senior technology leaders learned to have policy impact in the third iteration of the TELI program

San Francisco, CA, October 4, 2021 — The Aspen Tech Policy Hub and the Tech Talent Project are thrilled to announce the Summer 2021 cohort of the Tech Executive Leadership Initiative. Collectively, the 22 leaders hold vast experience in digital transformation and innovation as startup founders, product leaders, engineers, designers, and more.

The Summer 2021 Tech Executive Leadership Initiative leaders are:

  • Benj Azose, Product Analyst Lead for Google Chrome
  • Anita Balaraman, Founder at Epixego; Adjunct Faculty at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alicia Blum-Ross, Public Policy Lead, Kids and Families Product Strategy at YouTube 
  • Alex Bores, Head of Business Development at Promise
  • Jennie Crichlow, Vice President of Delivery at SAVVI AI
  • Neelam Dwivedi, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Laura Ellena, Research Director at Ad Hoc
  • Janette Fong, Co-Founder and Core Team Member at U.S. Digital Response
  • Bindu Gakhar, Head of Product at Paystand
  • Joshua Gordon, Founder and CEO at Red Pocket
  • Angela Govila, Head of Product, Payments and Banking Platforms at JPMorgan Chase
  • Garrett Houghton, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations at Twitter
  • Dwight Lin, Global Head of Event Security at Google
  • Clay McGuyer, Innovation Lead at National Guard Bureau
  • Quaseer Mujawar, Product Leader, Data Warehouse at Facebook
  • Aaron Ogle, Director of Engineering at Nava Public Benefit Corporation
  • Miro RabVass, CEO at Vingilote
  • Christine Sakuda, Executive Director at Transform Hawaii Government
  • Nicole Schneidman, Head of Communities Product Partnerships at Facebook
  • Girish Seshagiri, Director of the Board of Directors at Ishpi Information Technologies
  • Laura Thomas, Senior Director of National Security Solutions at ColdQuanta
  • Bill Ward, Lead Operator at Biofire

The Summer 2021 program began in June and ran until August. After spending three weeks immersed in an intensive policy bootcamp, the leaders applied their learnings to a real-world policy project.

For more information about the TELI program and leaders, see here.