Board of Directors

CAE’s strategic objectives, policy agenda, and tactical effectiveness are overseen by a geographically diverse board of directors comprised of active entrepreneurs, people who work with entrepreneurs in incubators and accelerators across the country, and noted academics who study entrepreneurship and its importance to the broader economy.

David Barker

David Barker
Partner
Barker Apartments

Joni Cobb

Joni Cobb
President
Pipeline Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Cousins

Jonathan Cousins
Co-founder & Partner
Cousins & Sears Creative Technologists

John Dearie

John Dearie
Founder & President
Center for American Entrpreneurship

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin
President & CEO
National Venture Capital Association

Bettina_Hein

Bettina Hein
Founder
Pixability

Troy

Troy Heinkoff
Managing Director
MATH Venture Partners

Marianne Hudson

Marianne Hudson
Executive Director
Angel Capital Association

Julia

Julie Lenzer
Associate Vice President
Innovation & Economic Development
University of Maryland

John Lieber

John Lieber
Practice Head, the United States
Eurasia Group

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Rebecca Lovell
Deputy Director
Office of Economic Development, City of Seattle

Monisha Merchant

Monisha Merchant
Managing Director
Lotus Advisory, Ltd.

Lee

Lee Ohanian
Professor
UCLA

Ortmans

Jonathan Ortmans
President
Global Entrepreneurship Network

Blake Patton

Blake Patton
Founder & Managing Partner
Tech Square Ventures

Edward Prescott

Edward Prescott
Professor
Arizona State University

Jerry Ross

Jerry Ross
Executive Director
National Entrepreneur Center

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders
CEO & Co-Founder
National Center for Women & Information Technology

Jason Seats

Jason Seats
Partner
Techstars Ventures

Leslie SMith

Leslie Smith
President
EPIcenter

Laura

Laura Yamanaka
Founder & President
teamCFO