THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KELLY H. CARNES AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TECHNOLOGY POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Kelly H. Carnes as Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy at the Department of Commerce.
Ms. Kelly H. Carnes, of Washington, D.C., is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the Technology Administration at the Department of Commerce. In this role, she serves as an advocate for American innovation and ensures the industry's voice is represented in the nation's technology policy. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Ms. Carnes was a member of the Technology and Corporate practice groups of the Washington, D.C., based law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts, and Trowbridge. She specialized in representing technology companies in a wide variety of transactions, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology development and licensing arrangements, acquisitions and venture capital transactions. During 1991 and 1992, Ms. Carnes served on the Steering and International Committees of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, where she helped develop programs to encourage Virginia-based technology companies to export their products and services.
Ms. Carnes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy spearheads the development of policies to enhance the role of technology in promoting economic growth and competitiveness. The Assistant Secretary serves as principal administration liaison to, and advocate for, the technology business community.