Board

Meet OTF's Board of Directors

Ambassador Karen Kornbluh

Chair of the Board

Ambassador Karen Kornbluh is a Senior Fellow and Director of German Marshall Fund’s Technology Policy program which works to help shape a future in which technology strengthens rather than undermines democratic values. Previously, she was a Senior Fellow for Digital Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and prior, the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Nielsen, […]

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Ben Scott

Vice Chair of the Board

Ben is Executive Director at Reset, an initiative run by Luminate in partnership with The Sandler Foundation focused on tackling digital threats to democracy, where he is responsible for strategic direction, overseeing the coordination of policy, technology and civic engagement work, and providing expert counsel on policy development and advocacy. Ben is also policy and […]

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Dr. William Schneider, Jr.

Board Member

Dr. William Schneider, Jr. is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is a Washington-based economist and defense analyst and also serves as president of International Planning Services, Inc., an international trade and finance advisory firm. Dr. Schneider was a staff member at Hudson Institute from 1967 to 1971, professional staff member of the U.S. […]

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Dr. Zack Cooper

Board Member

Dr. Zack Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and co-director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He is also a partner at Armitage International, teaches as Princeton University, and co-hosts the Net Assessment podcast for War on the Rocks. Previously, Dr. Cooper served in […]

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Michael W. Kempner

Board Member

Michael W. Kempner is the Founder, President, and CEO of MWW, a public relations firm he founded in 1986. He is a board member of Goodwill Industries International and a Founding Board Member of ConnectOne Bancorp.  He served on the White House Council for Community Solutions from 2010 to 2012.  In 2013, he was named […]

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Nicole Wong

Board Member

Nicole Wong specializes in assisting high-growth technology companies to develop international privacy, content, and regulatory strategies. She previously served as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration, focused on internet, privacy, and innovation policy. Prior to her time in government, Nicole was Google’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and Twitter’s Legal Director for […]

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Pablo Chavez

Board Member

Pablo Chavez is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with CNAS’s Technology and National Security Program and a technology policy expert who most recently served as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy for Google Cloud until February 2022. Prior to rejoining Google in 2018, Pablo served as Microsoft’s General Manager for US Public Policy […]

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Roger Zakeim

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Washington Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Roger Zakeim previously practiced law at Covington & Burling LLP where he led the firm’s Public Policy and Government Affairs practice group. Before joining Covington he was General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. In this role, Mr. Zakheim […]

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