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Eugene J. Huang

Government Operations Director, National Broadband Task Force
Federal Communications Commission

Eugene J. Huang currently serves as the Government Operations Director for the National Broadband Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Huang is helping to craft the "national purposes" section of the National Broadband Plan, with a specific focus on the topics of government operations and civic engagement.

From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Huang served at the United States Department of the Treasury under two separate Secretaries of the Treasury, as Policy Advisor to the Secretary and previously as a White House Fellow. In these roles, Mr. Huang covered a wide range of international economic and finance issues with a special responsibility for U.S. bilateral relations with China, managing the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) and its successor, the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

Previously, Mr. Huang was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Huang served the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Mark R. Warner as the Secretary of Technology and previously as the Deputy Secretary of Technology. Appointed in 2004 as the youngest cabinet member in Virginia history at the age of 28, Mr. Huang was a key member of the management team responsible for Virginia's designation as the nation's best-managed state in 2005. Mr. Huang was also responsible for managing the state's award winning information technology reform initiative, fostered the development of advanced broadband communications, and facilitated the growth of emerging technology industries throughout Virginia.

Mr. Huang graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering. He received a Thouron Award from the University of Pennsylvania and studied at St. Peter's College, Oxford University, where he received a M.Phil., with distinction, in Economic History. Mr. Huang is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Biography last updated January 27, 2010