EBEN TISDALE PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP
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PHOTO (left to right) TFAS President Roger Ream, Fellowship co-founder Joe Tasker, Kristy Sternhell, fellowship co-founder Ken Kay, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo; Cynthia Johnson and Frank Orlandella.
ADVISORY BOARD & SPONSORS
An Advisory Board of family, friends, and professionals who worked with Eben, many of whom contributed to the fellowship's endowment, oversee the fellowship, its continued funding, the selection process, and its activities. The Advisory Board, which generally meets in Washington, D.C., is not affiliated with any particular educational institution.
Advisory Board Members
- Ken Kay, EdLeader21
- Joseph Tasker, Information Technology Association of America
- Steve Ryan, McDermott Will & Emory
- Gary Fazzino, Hewlett-Packard
- Jennifer Sanford, Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Frank Orlandella, Agilent Technologies
- Michele Blair, TE Connectivity
- Robert Tai, Google
- Ryan Ozimek, PicNet, Inc.
Aside from underwriting the Tisdale Fellowship, sponsoring companies provide the unique technology and public policy internship experience, as well as the expert speakers for the weekly lunches. Sponsoring companies are leading technology corporations, firms and associations.
Past sponsoring companies include:
“It was great to see what life is like as a lobbyist, working with Capitol Hill. I learned so much about the high-tech community, and everyone was so willing to advise me as I began my career!”
Meredith Whipple ’12, University of Texas at Austin
Hewlett Packard Intern
“I learned a great deal from my stay at the Technology CEO Council, but I was also highly impressed by the other sponsors of the Fellowship who I met at the issue seminar lunches. That the program is set up so that both students specializing in high technology and students specializing in government can participate on equal terms is another virtue that recommends the Tisdale Fellowship.”
John Ryan ‘08, Cornell University
Technology CEO Council Intern
“The Tisdale Fellowship was a great experience that will continue to influence my thoughts on public policy for the rest of my life.”
Kaitlin Gallup ’09, University of Michigan