Elizabeth Board

Elizabeth Board is the Vice President Global Public Policy for GS1, an international standards organization based in Brussels. Board fosters dialogue with stakeholders on policy issues related to the development of a more efficient, secure, and competitive supply chain.

Board currently leads a global policy team engaging with intergovernmental and supranational organizations including APEC, ASEAN, various UN agencies, the European Commission, WCO, WTO and OECD. Previously, as Executive Director of the GS1 EPCglobal Public Policy Steering Committee, she led the development of the industry adopted EPC RFID Privacy Guidelines and Privacy Impact Assessment Tool. Board participated in the US FTC, European Commission and other government’s RFID workshops and was a member of the European Commission’s Internet of Things Experts Group.

Board worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as deputy assistant secretary for administration. She was appointed by the USDA Secretary to be a member of the Rural Telephone Bank Board of Directors and co-chaired the reorganization of the USDA field structure committee for a more efficient use of resources and improved delivery of services.

Board worked for President Ronald Reagan as deputy assistant to the President and director of the White House media and broadcast relations office from 1987-1989 and as special assistant to the president and director of the television office from 1985-1987.

Before joining the White House staff, Board worked in the Washington bureau of NBC Network Television News as a network news editor and senior unit manager. Previous media experience includes producing the Washington Redskins Radio Network for ABC.

Board earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration at George Washington University.