Staff

David Hirschman

President and CEO

David Hirschmann serves as president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). The GIPC works to champion intellectual property (IP) as a vital engine of global development, growth, and human progress. He oversees the Center’s work in communicating the value of IP, building support for IP protection in the United States, growing alliances to promote IP in in... Read More

Kelly Anderson

Director of International Policy

Kelly Anderson serves as director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). Anderson is primarily responsible for the production and marketing of the U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index. Anderson discusses the report’s findings with U.S. and foreign government officials, industry stakeholders, and international third party groups. In her five ... Read More

Kasie Brill

Senior Director of Brand Protection

Kasie Brill is the senior director of brand protection at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and the Executive Director of the Global Brand Council. Kasie advocates for the protection of IP rights both online and in physical markets with a special focus on designing public policy solutions to combat counterfeit goods.... Read More

Frank Cullen Jr.

Vice President of U.S. Policy

Frank W. Cullen Jr. is vice president of U.S. policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). Cullen directs the center’s domestic programs in promoting and protecting IP rights in both the online and physical markets. He guides the efforts to advance IP enforcement and deter trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy.... Read More

Charles Danehey

Coordinator of U.S. Policy

Charles Danehey is the coordinator of U.S. policy for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He serves as liaison between the Fundraising Department and GIPC and manages GIPC’s invoices. Charles fields various assignments from the domestic and International teams to forward both teams’ policy agendas.... Read More

Patrick Kilbride

Senior Vice President

Patrick Kilbride is senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There, he oversees the center’s multilateral and international programs promoting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights, managing a team of country and regional experts. Previously, Kilbride was Executive Director, Americas Strategic Policy I... Read More

Jared Parks

Executive Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs

Jared Parks is the executive director of advocacy and public affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). He is responsible for developing and implementing integrated strategies to promote the importance of intellectual property (IP) both at the state level and inside the Beltway. To this end, Parks engages third party advocacy groups, state and local ch... Read More

Courtney Paul

Manager of Communications

Courtney Paul is the manager of communications for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Courtney manages GIPC’s social and digital media platforms, creating and publishing relevant content in coordination with specific policy agenda.... Read More

Hemal Shah

Director of International Policy

Hemal Shah serves as director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). She leads GIPC’s advocacy efforts in strategic markets, including India, Brazil, and South Africa. Previously, she led the U.S. Chamber U.S.-India Business Council’s advocacy efforts in transportation and logistics, trade facilitation, supply chain infrastructu... Read More

Ellen Szymanski

Executive Director of International Policy

Ellen Szymanski is executive director of international policy for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Concentrating on China and the Americas, Szymanski’s work at GIPC is dedicated to advancing intellectual property systems to incentivize creations and breakthroughs that benefit the global consumer. Before joining the Chamber, Szymanski worked for ei... Read More

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