University City Science Center CEO Stephen Tang to advise U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Stephen S. Tang, University City Science Center president and CEO, will serve on the National Advisory Council of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the news Wednesday.
Tang, along with 26 other new NACIE members, will advise Pritzker on issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship and developing a globally competitive workforce, a press release said. NACIE operates as an independent entity within the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration.
“Innovation does not exist in a vacuum,” Tang said. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve on NACIE and have input on the strategies that will help innovation and entrepreneurship thrive — and keep our nation competitive on a global scale.”

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who endorsed Tang to serve on NACIE, said, "I believe he offers the perfect blend of experience to help make the council a success."
Tang is the only person from the Philadelphia region who’s part of NACIE this time around, although he does have a fellow Pennsylvanian on the board. William Generett, president and CEO of Urban Innovation21 in Pittsburgh, has also joined the team. All who are part of NACIE serve two-year terms.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s RoseAnn Rosenthal served on NACIE from 2010-12.
Tang joined the Science Center in 2008. He previously led U.S. operations for Olympus America Inc.'s global life sciences business. He also was president and CEO of Millennium Cell Inc., an energy technology firm. He currently serves on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of Seventy.