Scott Cooper

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American National Standards Institute (ANZI) – USA Scott Cooper is VP for Policy and Government Relations at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has responsibility for managing the development of ANSI policy positions and acts as liaison to Congress, as well as Federal and State legislative and executive agencies. He has been active in initiating programs on global supply chain governance for issues such as lead-free toys, food safety and drug counterfeiting, and in the development of robust, cheap and efficient home cookstoves for use in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Previous to this, he was federal government affairs manager in the Washington D.C., office of Hewlett-Packard and was responsible for global electronic commerce, Internet and advanced network services issues for HP. Scott has worked closely on U.S. legislation dealing with nanotechnology electronic signatures and authentication, telephone competition, Internet taxes and consumer protection issues, such as privacy. Before joining HP, Scott was director of Electronic Commerce at the American Electronics Association (AEA), and manager of Telecommunications Policy at Intel. He also worked for many years for the U.S. Congress. As professional staff for the Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives he had responsibility for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Scott has also taught and consulted for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is currently teaching at the George Washington University, School of International Business, in their MBA program. From 1973-75 Scott built schools in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador for the Peace Corps. His undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley, and his Masters is from George Washington

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