Phillip Singerman

Senior Adviser (Non-Resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
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Phillip Singerman

Phillip Singerman is currently an elected fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration as well as a senior fellow at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He served as the associate director for innovation and industry service at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), while also serving as the U.S. cochair of the Israel-U.S. Binational Science Foundation, on the U.S.-India Science & Technology Endowment Board, and the Stakeholders Council of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America. With more than 35 years of experience in tech-based economic development, Singerman was the first chief executive of two of the best known and longest lasting private-public partnerships: the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation. During the Clinton administration, he served as U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development. He has participated on scores of local, state, and national advisory boards and associations, including the State Science and Technology Institute, the Technology Council of Maryland, the IEDC, the National Governors Association's Advisory Committee on Entrepreneurial Policy, and the National Science Foundation's Small Business Advisory Committee. He was the 2011 recipient of IEDC's Federal Leadership in Economic Development award. Singerman received his BA from Oberlin College and holds a PhD from Yale University. He has taught at Yale College, Barnard College (Columbia University), and the Fels Institute of Government (University of Pennsylvania).