Congressman Darrell Issa to Serve as Honorary ITIF Co-Chair

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 15:09 GMT Jump to Comments

ITIF is proud to announce that Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chair of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Congressman Issa will join fellow ITIF Honorary Co-Chair Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL).

Representative Issa will be Honorary Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors. First elected to Congress in 2000, Representative Issa currently serves on the House Government Reform Committee where he is Ranking Member of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where he serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, and the House Judiciary Committee. He is also on a temporary leave of absence from the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

Representative Issa founded Directed Electronics, the Vista, California-based industry-leading manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. Issa has served as Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Electronics Industry Association, and as Director of the San Diego Economic Development Association and the Greater San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. In 1994, Issa received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Congressman Issa understands the essential role technology plays in turning our economy around, stating, “ITIF plays an important role in educating Members of Congress and other Federal employees on technology policy issues. As someone who came to Congress from the technology sector, I’m proud to serve as an honorary co-chair.”

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