Gregory L. Rohde

Gregory L. Rohde is a seasoned Senior Executive with more than 25 years of proven accomplishments in the technology industry. Greg founded e-Copernicus to help technology companies enter new markets, grow their businesses, and secure more than $500 million in funding. In 2003, Greg was the founding Executive Director of the NG 9-1-1 Institute – an organization that supports the Congressional NexGen 9-1-1 Caucus, serving in that role for 9 years. He is an internationally recognized expert in policy area of telecommunications and public safety communications.

Greg currently serves in a number of executive positions and on the Board of Directors of several technology companies including Utopian Wireless, Survivor Healthcare, and Airwave Developers.

Greg was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under President Bill Clinton where he:

  • Served as the chief advisor to the President on communications and information policy, representing the Executive Branch before governmental and private stakeholders;
  • Directed the Critical Information Infrastructure Assurance Program—the Federal government’s first major cybersecurity initiative pre-9/11—and served as the Administration’s liaison to the technology and information industries on the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection initiative.
  • Managed the federal electromagnetic spectrum, promulgating regulations for the management of all Federal agencies’ spectrum to suit the needs of the United States;
  • Administered $88 million in federal grants designed to promote technology innovation; and
  • Oversaw NTIA’s laboratory which conducts research and fosters the development of new and innovative communications and information technologies for government agencies as well as private sector entities.

Prior to being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become NTIA Administrator, Greg was a senior aide to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan handling all matters under the jurisdiction of the Senate Commerce Committee, working on several pieces of landmark legislation including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Gregory has a B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in Education with concentrations in Sociology and Philosophy. He has a graduate degree in Theology from Catholic University.