The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Kathryn Schiller Wurster, formerly a Research Associate of the Institute, has been promoted to the position of Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO. The Chief of Staff will provide critical, high-level support to the CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors and the other Corporate Officers of the Institute, and will serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors and Board of Regents.
Regarding Ms. Schiller Wurster's promotion to her new role, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam said, "Kathryn brings a powerful combination of sharp intelligence, great work ethic, and warm team-building skills to the challenges of the Chief of Staff job. Her many contributions have made the Institute a better place and I know our future will be brighter and more successful because she is now part of the Executive team." Ms. Schiller Wurster added, "I am honored to be named as Chief of Staff and am excited to take on the new challenges this role will entail. I look forward to working closely with our staff, Fellows and Board members and I will do everything I can to contribute to the success of the Potomac Institute."
Ms. Schiller Wurster's recent assignments include support of the Defense Microelectronics Activity on strategic planning efforts, supply chain risk management and trust issues for microelectronics parts. Her past research projects have included work for DARPA, DDR&E, the US Air Force, Congress, and other agencies.
Symposia and events she has managed include: “Color of our Economy: Why Green Resources Must Be Valued in the Next Administration,” “Global Climate Change and National Security: The Science and the Impact,” “Developing Ethics Guidelines for Research and Use of Neurotechnologies,” “Every Crisis is a Human Crisis: Disaster Preparedness,” and “Glaucoma Screening and Treatment: Driving Towards a Unified Federal and Private Sector Policy Approach.”
Ms. Schiller Wurster helped launch the Center for Neurotechnology Studies (CNS) and participated in drafting the National Neurotechnology Initiative legislation.
She attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political and Social Thought. She joined the Potomac Institute in May of 2005.