Public Knowledge Names New Board Members Corbett, McLaughlin and Werbach
Public Knowledge Names New Board Members Corbett, McLaughlin and Werbach
Public Knowledge Names New Board Members Corbett, McLaughlin and Werbach

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    Public Knowledge announced today the
    election of three new members go the organization’s board: Maura Colleton
    Corbett, Andrew McLaughlin and Kevin Werbach.

    Maura Colleton Corbett is the president and founder
    of the Glen Echo Group.  She brings
    20 years of communications, public affairs and coalition building experience to
    the Glen Echo Group, which provides senior-level strategic counsel to clients
    faced with complicated issues affecting the high-technology industry including
    Internet policy, wireless technologies, broadband competition, deployment and
    applications, and content-related policy issues including privacy, security and
    copyright.  Corbett received the 2010
    Women in Technology Leadership Award, for her demonstration of exemplary
    leadership skills and exceptional results in community-related work.

    Andrew McLaughlin, who recently
    began a new assignment as a vice president of Tumblr.  He is the former executive director of Civic
    Commons, a new
    non-profit that help cities and other governments share and implement low- cost
    technologies to improve public services, management, accountability,
    transparency, and citizen engagement. From 2009-2011, McLaughlin served on
    President Obama’s White House staff as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the
    United States and was a member of the a member of the Technology, Innovation
    and Government Reform cluster of the Obama/Biden Transition Team.  From 2004-2009, he was Director of Global
    Public Policy at Google.

    Kevin Werbach is Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, at
    the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research addresses
    strategic and public policy issues at the intersection of law, business, and
    technology.  He is the also the founder of Supernova Group, a technology
    analysis and consulting firm. He organizes the annual Supernova conference.  Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s
    Presidential Transition Team, and was employed as an expert advisor on
    broadband policy to the FCC and National Telecommunications and Information

    Gigi B. Sohn,
    president and CEO of Public Knowledge, said: 
    “I am delighted that such distinguished and talented individuals are joining
    our Board.  They will bring a wealth of
    experience, knowledge and wisdom to Public Knowledge.”