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Tech & Innovation thought leader Chuck Brooks joins The Franklin Foundation Board of Directors
The Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that seeks to protect American Innovation by improving the American educational system by promoting the sciences, mathematics, technology, and engineering.
By: Franklin Foundation
Mr. Brooks formerly served as a senior advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter and was the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He received his Masters of the Arts in International Relations from the University of Chicago following a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from DePauw University. He also earned a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Mr. Brooks is a Thought Leader on issues regarding homeland security, cyber security, R & D, science & technology, government relations, innovation, and social media. He writes and speaks frequently on those topics. he is published in Huffington Post, Forbes, The Hill (Contributing Writer), Government Security News, Federal Times (regular columnist), MIT Sloan Blog, Homeland Security Today, Cygnus Security Media, and Government Executive.
“I think Chuck’s experience speaks for itself, but it is his passion for being a change agent that attracted him to being a part of what we’re trying to do here,” stated Endre Jarraux Walls, the foundation’s CEO and Board Chair. “Talk to him for just 5 minutes and you’ll see, he is incredibly intelligent, extremely passionate, deeply patriotic, and willing to be part of the change…he is without question a ‘doer’ and I think we are lucky to have him as a member of this team for change.”
Mr. Brooks currently resides in the Washington D.C. area. "I am honored to be on the Board of the Franklin Foundation for Innovation. The programmatic and philanthropic work that the foundation is doing in math, the sciences, and in technology is vitally important to the future of our country. Their ground-breaking BrightStart Program provides tools, information, and technologies to children without resources and prepares them for a career of achievement. The Foundation has also developed the WiSci Project, which aims to develop young women into scientists and technologists. As the father of two daughters, this initiative is especially meaningful. I look forward to sharing details of the many programs the Foundation offers and the impact they are contributing toward educational success and American innovation."
About The Franklin Foundation for Innovation
Founded in 2008, this revolutionary non-profit organization seeks to protect American Innovation by improving the American educational system and promoting the sciences, mathematics, technology, and engineering disciplines both in the classroom and in the community. Following an intense period of internal development, the organization is poised to raise funds in support of its mission and to have an impact on what it calls “The Innovation Generation”.
The Franklin Foundation for Innovation
1554 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
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