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Technology CEO Council Names Jonathan R. Hoganson as Deputy Executive Director

Published Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Technology CEO Council (TCC) today named Capitol Hill veteran Jonathan R. Hoganson as its Deputy Executive Director. Hoganson, who will continue his position at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, brings a background in Capitol Hill policymaking and technology experience to the role. He spent five years with Rep. Rahm Emanuel, serving as his Legislative Director and Policy Director of the House Democratic Caucus. In addition, he served as Director of Government Relations at the Informational Technology Industry Council.

Hoganson will assist Executive Director Bruce Mehlman in formulating the 2009 agenda for TCC, a coalition of high tech CEOs focused on advocating policies to ensure U.S. competitiveness through technology leadership. "Given the immense economic challenges facing the country, 2009 will be one of the most important years for policy in decades, and it's vital that the technology industry work closely with the incoming Obama Administration and Congress to tackle the important and serious challenges that face our country," said TCC Chairman Mike Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials. "That is why having someone with John Hoganson's experience in understanding policy making is so essential."

During his five-year tenure with Emanuel, Hoganson served as Legislative Director and the Policy Director for the House Democratic Caucus when Emanuel became the Caucus Chair. While responsible for the Congressman's overall policy agenda, he focused primarily on appropriations, energy, enviornment, technology, and transportation. Additionally, Hoganson was a key member of Emanuel's message team. As a member of the House leadership staff, Hoganson was insturmental in advancing the Democrats' "Six for ‘06" agenda. "Jon brings a track record of looking for solutions to policy challenges, and that is exactly the approach necessary in Washington today," said Chris Caine, Vice President of Governmental Programs at IBM. Technology CEO Council companies generate over $350 billion in annual revenues and employ over 850,000 workers.

Founded in 1989 and formerly known as the Computer Systems Policy Project, its members include Mr. Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials; Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell; Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mark V. Hurd, Chairman, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company; Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation; Paul S. Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation; Steve Appleton, Micron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Greg Brown, President and Co-CEO, Motorola, Inc.; and, Joseph McGrath, President and CEO of Unisys Corporation.