Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Technology and Economic Growth,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Zoë Baird is Senior Counselor to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for Technology and Economic Growth. In this role, Baird focuses on advancing U.S. competitiveness in key technologies and ensuring the economic benefits are broadly shared by innovative businesses and a well-trained workforce. Prior to Commerce, Baird was CEO and President of the Markle Foundation, where she worked to improve the economic security, national security, and health of all Americans. Baird served on President Biden’s National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee and chaired its Working Group on International Cooperation. Previously, Baird had a diverse career as a lawyer and business executive.