Stephen J. Norton

Stephen J. Norton
Communications Director
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Steve Norton joined ITIF in 2010 as communications director, bringing over 20 years experience in economic policy and communications.

Norton came to ITIF from Stewart and Stewart, an international trade and government relations firm, where he was senior communications advisor. Prior to that, he served as speechwriter and assistant press secretary for U.S. Trade Representatives Susan Schwab and Rob Portman. His service at USTR came after a 10-year career as a journalist at Congressional Quarterly, National Journal’s CongressDaily and other publications where he covered taxes, trade, and other economic policy issues.

Earlier in his career, Norton was a legislative assistant for U.S. Reps. Terry L. Bruce (D-IL) and Barbara B. Kennelly (D-CT), and worked as a paid campaign aide. He earned a B.A. in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and two children.

Recent Publications

July 18, 2012

The results of a bipartisan survey show support for a national manufacturing strategy.

June 22, 2012

ITIF's choices for top innovation reads for summer 2012.

June 11, 2012

Congress should work to impose pro-innovation measures like expanding the R&D tax credit.

May 31, 2012

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation has support on both sides of the aisle and should become a reality.

January 26, 2012

ITIF affirmed it praise for the President's focus on competitiveness but makes the case for more robust R&D, tax, trade and energy.

January 19, 2012

IT can help the U.S. construction industry implement better design and revolutionize the process to stay globally competitive.