HP's Phil Bond to Receive White House Nomination for Commerce Department Position
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2001
Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that Phil Bond, director of HP Federal Public Policy Programs, is being considered for a Commerce Department position. On July 3, the White House announced that President George W. Bush intends to nominate Bond for Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In this position, Bond would oversee technology policy, space commercialization and next-generation transportation vehicles for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He would also supervise the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Technical Information Service.
"I am delighted that Phil is being considered for a position where I know he would do an outstanding job of serving our country's technology policy interests both in the U.S. and in increasingly important international markets," said Carly Fiorina, HP chairman and chief executive officer.
While at HP, Bond led the formulation of HP positions on U.S. domestic public policy issues, including e-commerce, trade, the environment, education, procurement and taxation. He also managed HP's interactions with. Congress, the White House and other federal offices and worked with companies, associations and coalitions on high?tech public policy issues and political activities.
"Phil Bond has provided our company with excellent leadership, furthering HP's critical relationships in Washington, D.C., and advancing public policies that benefit the high-tech industry," said Gary Fazzino, vice president, HP Government and Public Affairs. "Phil is a rare gem as a technology policy leader."
Before joining HP, Bond served as senior vice president of the Information Technology Industry council (ITI), where he was the lead lobbyist for a trade association of 30 of the world's leading information technology companies. Prior to joining ITI, Bond served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA), principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs under U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bob McEwen (R-OH), and in various Defense Department positions during both the Reagan and Bush administrations. Bond is a cum laude graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all. HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.