The Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith Joins Communications Strategy Group Advisory Board

March 26, 2020 – Marblehead, MA, USA – The Communications Strategy Group Inc., (CSG) a Boston-area based international communications and business development consultancy, announced today that the Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness and President and Founder of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, Washington, DC. has joined the company’s Advisory Board.

Ted Agne, CSG President, said, “We’re delighted and fortunate to have Deborah Wince-Smith, a highly experienced professional in government relations and international business development, as part of our team. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with her for many years and have always found her advice and counsel of tremendous value. Her contributions to building a competitive global business environment and society as a whole are beyond measure.”

About the Council on Competitiveness and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils

Based in Washington, DC, the Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan coalition of CEO’s, university presidents, labor union leaders and national laboratory directors. The Council is committed to developing policy solutions and national incentives to drive future productivity growth, prosperity and the global success of American business.

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, also Washington, DC-based, engages leaders from competitiveness organizations from around the world.

About the Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith

  • Over 25 years government and international relations expertise
  • Advisor to four US Presidents
  • Specialist in global alliance building

Deborah Wince-Smith has more than 25 years of experience as a senior U.S. government official, as the first U.S. Senate-Deborah Wince-Smith has more than 25 years of experience as a senior U.S. government official, as the first U.S. Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the U.S. Department of Commerce in the President George H.W. Bush administration and Assistant Director for International Affairs during the Ronald Reagan presidency. She also served as a Senate-confirmed member of the Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama.

Ms. Wince-Smith currently serves as a Commissioner on the Commission on the Theft of Intellectual Property and is a member of Purdue University’s Strategic Research Advisory Council, the Council of Japan’s Science and Technology in Society Forum, Marquette University’s External Advisory Group, the Queen’s University International Advisory Committee for the Management School, UNICEF’s Advisory Group, the Advisory Board of the Delphi Economic Forum, and as an Independent Advisor to Delos Living, LLC.

Ms. Wince-Smith also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mycenaean Foundation and as a Trustee of the American College of Greece. A recognized expert on technology commercialization, she serves on the Board of Directors of Aerolase, Inc., NanoMech, Inc., and Q-Net Security, Inc. She previously served on the Smithsonian National Board, the U.S. Secretary of State’s Committee on International Economic Policy, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory, as Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness and as a Public Director of NASDAQ-OMX.

Ms. Wince-Smith graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and earned a Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology from King’s College, Cambridge University. She holds Honorary Doctorates from Michigan State University, the University of Toledo, Ohio, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and, most recently, the University of South Carolina.

Ms. Wince-Smith is married to former Deputy United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B. Smith and resides in McLean, Virginia.

About The Communications Strategy Group Inc.
Founded in 1987, CSG is a US-based international consultancy providing corporate/financial relations and business development services to the life sciences, biotechnology, medical device and advanced technology sectors. The firm specialises in working with UK and EU companies seeking to boost their global recognition. CSG is partnered with Cabinet Privé de Conseil SA, Geneva,, and Instinctif Partners, London,

Edward D. Agne
The Communications Strategy Group Inc.
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