CHICAGO, December 5, 2011—NORC at the University of Chicago today announced the appointment of Joseph S. Broz, Ph.D. as Senior Fellow in NORC’s Security, Energy, and Environment department. "We are delighted and honored to have Joe Broz join NORC and the Security, Energy, and Environment (SEE) team," said Doug Himberger, Senior Vice President and Director of SEE. "Joe brings deep subject matter expertise in the energy domain and an outstanding record of serving the public interest in energy technology, energy security, defense, homeland security, environment, and related issues. His participation on a number of national and international commissions and boards relating to these areas will complement the department’s core strengths and staff expertise, while expanding the team’s capacity to conduct ground-breaking research and analysis."
Joseph Broz has served the public on both the national and state levels. In 1991 and 1992, during the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Broz served as a White House Fellow and as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He is a member of the Homeland Security Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute which supported the 9-11 Commission in its recommendations on private sector preparedness, and served as a member of the Critical Infrastructure Committee for the State of Colorado. He assisted in the completion of a Climate Strategy Action Plan for the State of Colorado under the auspices of the Colorado Climate Change Initiative in 2007, and recently completed a two-year tenure on the Governor's Colorado Climate Change Advisory Panel. He has worked closely with several Governors and national laboratories on renewable energy and economic development issues.
Broz has participated on a number of international commissions and boards regulating industrial standards. He served as a member of the TAG (Technical Advisory Group) from the U.S. to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva for the Strategic Advisory Group on Security (SAG-S), and currently serves as a Member (and was former Chairman) of the Virtual Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) to the Strategic Advisory Group on Renewable Energy Standards (SAG-E).
Most recently with the Spectrum Group in Alexandria, VA, and Defense Capital Advisors, LLC (DCA) of Denver, CO, Broz has extensive experience in strategic business and product development for Fortune 500 corporations. He was founder and Managing Partner at DCA, a strategic planning, project management, due diligence, technology, and investment advisory firm. In consulting, his focus has been on supporting client organizations on a wide range of technology, national security, homeland security, defense, and energy security-related issues, all of which will inform his work at NORC in general and for SEE projects in particular. Broz will continue his work with DCA and Spectrum Group while he serves as a NORC Senior Fellow.
A former British-American Fellow of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1995), Broz is a member the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Swiss Physical Society (SPG). He currently holds Top Secret clearance, has published numerous technical papers, and has been awarded several U.S. and foreign patents.
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NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on the University of Chicago's campus and in the DC Metro area. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to provide data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.