Connie K. N. Chang serves as Director of Ocean Tomo Federal Services, LLC (“OTFS”) in Bethesda, Maryland and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business development, execution, and sales operations of the company that provides innovative technology transfer services, analytical tools and methods to evaluate program impact, and competitive intelligence products for its clients.    (3W1Y)

Prior to joining OTFS in January 2008, Connie spent thirteen years in the U.S. Department of Commerce where she most recently served as Research Director and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology at the Technology Administration (TA). During her government career she participated on selection panels to fund highly competitive, multi-million dollar research projects to develop high-risk, emerging technologies; managed the business aspects of 22 projects in advanced chemistry and materials that totaled close to $1 billion; led major program evaluation studies and policy research reports to advance the understanding of technology-based innovation; and earned the American Evaluation Association’s Outstanding Publication Award in 2004 for conceiving, sponsoring, and managing, A Toolkit for Evaluating Publicly R&D Investment: Models, Methods, and Findings from ATP’s First Decade (Ruegg and Feller, July 2003). Connie worked on Wall Street for several years before her federal service.    (3W1Z)

Connie is a member of the International Advisory Board on Evaluation and Impact Analysis for VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, AIRLEAP (the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions.) Connie earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics, with honors, from Wellesley College, a master’s degree from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and completed doctoral studies and passed her qualifying exams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Political Science. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University.    (3W20)