Staff

David Hirschmann

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

Jonathan Weinberger

Senior Vice President

Jonathan R. Weinberger is senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Weinberger provides strategic guidance and leads advocacy efforts on behalf of GIPC’s member companies in tackling the emerging threats to intellectual property-driven innovation. Prior to joining the Chamber, Weinberger was... ... 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 domestic, multilateral, and international programs and leads GIPC’s policy work to promote intellectual property-driven innovation and creativity. Previously, Kilbride was executive director of Americas Strategic Policy... ... 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

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

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

Robert Grant

Director of International Policy

Robert Grant is the director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). He is responsible for the Center’s engagement with international governments and the Geneva-based multilateral organizations. Prior to joining the Chamber, Grant led global government affairs for hotel giant IHG, where he engaged international... ... 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

Diya Li

Senior Manager of Communications

Diya Li is the senior manager of communications for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At GIPC, she leads the center’s media relations and broader communications strategy.... Read More

Charles Danehey

Manager of U.S. Policy

Charles Danehey is the manager 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

Pink Strasser

Manager of Operations

Pink Strasser is operations manager for the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At GIPC, she ensures smooth coordination across the department and leads the center’s administrative requirements. Pink joined the Chamber in 2013 as the Americas Department administrative assistant. There she worked closely with... ... Read More

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