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Jeffrey H Joseph

Jeffrey H Joseph

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Jeffrey H Joseph has had a long career in the world of business and public policy, while also maintaining an active role in higher education.

From 1979 to the present, he has taught courses to business strategy and public policy students at The George Washington University. Through GWU's Strategic Management and Public Policy Department his recent courses include "Strategy Formulation and Implementation" (Graduate), "Business and Government" (Undergraduate), "Management, Organizations and Society" (Undergraduate), "Corporate Governance and Ethics" (MBA), "Corporate Political Strategies" (Executive MBA), and "Business and Policy" (MBA). He also taught "Multinational Corporations" and "Global Workforce Development Strategies" at George Mason University's Graduate Program in International Transactions. For several years he also gave annual lectures to business and economics reporters at Columbia Journalism School's Knight- Badgot Fellowship Program.

As head of Domestic Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1982-1997) he led many national campaigns on behalf of American business. In this capacity he also managed one of D.C.'s largest lobbying and policy operations, with a staff at one point of more than 70 working on Health Care Policy, Energy and Environment, Technology, Procurement, Transportation and Infrastructure, Human Resource Development, Social Security and Employee Benefits, Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Issues.

In 1990 he established the U.S. Chamber's education/workforce development affiliate, the "Institute for a Competitive Workforce". For the next decade he designed innovative programs focusing on America's growing skills gap and key K-12 reforms. He obtained substantial funding for these efforts from The Ford Foundation, The Annie Casey Foundation, The Lilly Endowment, DARPA and corporate foundations.

A major spokesman for the U.S. Chamber, Mr. Joseph was frequently quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune. He testified regularly before Congressional Committees, appearing often on national television and radio programs. From 1985-1991 Mr. Joseph was featured daily on ESPN's "Nation's Business Today". His commentaries won awards, including the 1987 top broadcast award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

He has written substantive works on a broad range of business and legal topics, with his views featured in publications as diverse as the American Bar Association's "International Lawyer" to McGraw Hill's "Conquering Government Regulations A Business Guide".

Upon leaving the US Chamber in 1999, Mr. Joseph became CEO at CLIN Inc, a not-for-profit he helped launch in 1992 with funding from DARPA. Mr. Joseph began working in 1991 to develop programs to use the Internet to transform education and advance lifelong learning. With DARPA funding in 1993, CLIN became the first organization to bring broadband internet connections to K-12 schools in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and simultaneously train 400 teachers to integrate its use in their classroom.

From 1995-2006 CLIN worked with the National Guard Bureau and helped architect their Distance Learning Network, recognized in 1996 by the Smithsonian Institute's ComputerWorld Awards for its innovative use of computers and telecommunications networks. CLIN currently supports a growing number of California educators who are successfully operating K-12 schools without textbooks.

Mr. Joseph actively participates on several for-profit Boards, with enterprises as diverse as Digital-Vending Services International, LLC, an intellectual property holder of technology patents, to a small Napa Valley California wine company, Calistoga Estates Vineyards. He is also an investor in a social media startup in the fantasy sports space. He has consulted on a wide range of topics, such as providing strategic support to EADS-North America's efforts in cybersecurity and interoperable communications.

Mr. Joseph received his M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, with studies concentrated in the Wharton School's Multinational Enterprise Unit. An inactive member of the DC and Pennsylvania Bars, he earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Certificate from The Hague Academy of International Law. His B.A. is from The George Washington University.

He is married to Eileen and has two grown sons, Jonathan and Jeremy who live in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively.