Garland McCoy named Founder and Chief Development Officer
November 5, 2007 – iGrowthGlobal (www.igrowthglobal.org) announced today the appointment of Dr. Thomas Lenard as president and senior fellow. He succeeds Garland McCoy, who will hold the title of founder and chief development officer.
iGG will produce independent policy research on the major policy issues affecting the information and communications technology sectors domestically and internationally, including in the developing world, where there is a large potential for digital technologies to increase growth and improve living standards. iGG will also focus on electricity and energy policies, because of their importance to economic growth and welfare generally, as well as to the ICT sectors specifically.
iGG Chairman Raymond L. Gifford said of Lenard’s appointment: “Tom Lenard is the perfect fit for IGG’s international focus on communications and technology policy. Tom has been intimately involved with all the relevant issues for many years, both domestically and internationally. He’s the right person to lead iGG in this initial period of growth and I’m extremely happy he has decided to join us.”
Lenard said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Garland McCoy and Ray Gifford in this exciting new venture. I’ve worked with both of them for many years, and this continues a very successful and productive working partnership and takes it in a new direction. In the digital world, the important issues truly are global and that will be reflected in iGG’s approach.”
Dr. Lenard was previously with The Progress & Freedom Foundation, serving as acting president, senior vice president for research and senior fellow. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on telecommunications, electricity, antitrust, privacy, e-commerce and other regulatory issues. Dr. Lenard has served in senior economics positions at the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Trade Commission and the Council on Wage and Price Stability, and was a member of the economics faculty at the University of California, Davis. He is a past president and chairman of the board of the National Economists Club. Dr. Lenard received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
iGrowthGlobal is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, research and educational organization.