Suzan DelBene

Suzan DelBene
Representative (D-WA)
U.S. Congress

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) is an honorary co-chair of ITIF.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has represented Washington’s 1st Congressional District since 2012. She currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. She also is Vice-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition and co-chair of the Women’s High Tech Caucus, Internet of Things Caucus, Dairy Caucus, and Aluminum Caucus.

After graduating from Reed College, Congresswoman DelBene worked in the biotechnology industry before earning an MBA from the University of Washington. She then spent more than two decades as an executive and entrepreneur, working at drugstore.com as its vice president of marketing and store development, Nimble Technology as CEO and president, and Microsoft most recently as corporate vice president of the company’s mobile communications business. Before being elected to Congress, she served as director of the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Congresswoman DelBene and her husband, Kurt, have two children, Becca and Zach, and a dog named Reily.

Recent Events and Presentations

June 28, 2018

ITIF and the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee hosted an expert panel discussion on how policymakers can protect consumer and business access to encryption and put in place policies that both encourage advances in cryptography and protect the rule of law.

July 27, 2016

Join ITIF for a panel discussion at the Democratic National Convention featuring business leaders and Members of Congress to explore ways the 45th president and 115th Congress can work together to shape policies to foster innovation, boost productivity, and make the United States more competitive in the global economy.

December 16, 2015

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion and release of a new report examining why a comprehensive national strategy that addresses the numerous obstacles facing the Internet of Things is necessary to ensure the United States can successfully secure the benefits of this promising technology.