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.