Our Leadership

The U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute is headed up by a seasoned team of leaders with strong backgrounds in technology, nonprofit management, and policy.

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David Gewirtz
Executive Director
Member of Board of Directors

CBS Interactive’s Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President’s Book of Secrets, and, according to CNN, “is a one of America’s foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs.”

David is also an instructor at the UC Berkeley extension, a former CNN Contributor, and founder of the ZATZ technology magazines. He is the recipient of the Sigma Xi Research Award in Engineering and was a candidate for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Letters.

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Jason Perlow
Senior Advisor
Member of Board of Directors

Jason Perlow is a Partner Technology Advisor for Microsoft and a leading technology columnist and Linux expert. He is considered one of the top 100 technology experts on Twitter.

In his spare time, Jason is an avid amateur chef and food writer. His work reviewing New Jersey restaurants has appeared in The New York Times.

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Wayne Rash
Senior Advisor
Member of Board of Directors

Wayne has been a freelance writer and editor with a 35 year history covering technology. He is a frequent speaker on business, technology issues and enterprise computing. He currently writes for eWEEK and Techweb and has been a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post. Wayne is a frequent guest on a variety of network news and talk shows, and has appeared recently on NPR, Fox Business News and NBC as a technology expert.

Previously, Wayne was Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of the weekly technology news magazine eWEEK, eWEEK.com and Ziff Davis Events. Wayne was a Senior Contributing Editor and a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems, long-time columnist for Byte Magazine and a former News Director for a number of radio and television stations.

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Denise Amrich
Healthcare Advisor

Denise Amrich is a licensed, registered nurse in the state of Florida and is a mentor for the Virtual Campus at Brevard Community College.

Denise has also been the managing editor for the ZATZ magazines since 1997 and was previously the managing editor for a number of Ziff-Davis technology publications.