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Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (CoC).

Founded in 1986, this unique coalition of leading CEO's, university presidents and labor union leaders puts forth actionable public policy solutions to make America more competitive in the global marketplace. An internationally renowned, leading voice on competitiveness, innovation strategy, science and technology, and international economic policy, Wince-Smith has been credited with recharging the national debate on competitiveness, innovation and resilience. Building a coalition of CEO’s university presidents, labor union leaders, and national laboratory directors, Wince-Smith leads the Council’s flagship Energy and Manufacturing Initiatives to accelerate energy innovation and advanced manufacturing as twin pillars of U.S. productivity growth, skilled job creation, and global exports.