WHO WE ARE | BOARD | ADVISORS
Founder | Executive Director (interim)
Bill Densmore is founder of the Information Trust Exchange Governing Association. Healso is a Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) fellow and author of its white paper, “From Persona to Payment: A Status Reprot on the News Ecosystem, and a Challenge to Create the Next One.” (2015). A career journalist, publisher and tech entrepreneur, Densmore has been an editor/writer for The Associated Press in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco and for trade publications in business, law, insurance and information-technology in Boston, Chicago and New York. He co-owned and published The Advocate newsweeklies for the Berkshires/southwestern Vermont, from 1983-1992. Densmore founded Amherst, Mass.-based Clickshare Service Corp. , which provides user registration, authentication, content access control and transaction services to Internet web content sites and publishers. He is co-founder of Taxonometrics Inc., incubating the YourStream® news personalization service. He’s a founding member and director of Journalism That Matters and also served eight years on the board of the New England Newspaper & Press Association and four years on the board of Shires Media Partnership, Inc. Densmore also served as director/editor of the Media Giraffe Project. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of The Berkshire Eagle. Densmore holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in environmental policy and communications. He’s based in Williamstown, Mass.
Privacy & Policy Advisor
Michelle De Mooy is an expert in privacy, data protection and technology policy, with a focus on responsible and ethical uses of personal data. Her latest research and report, “Heal-gorithms: Understanding the Potential for Bias and Discrimination in mHealth Apps,” explores how data analytics may inadvertently introduce bias into mobile health app content, reducing the effectiveness and relevance of applications for different communities, and recommends approaches for developers, businesses and policymakers on identifying and mitigating bias. She is also author of “Towards Privacy-Aware Research and Development in Wearable Health,” which considers how wearable companies should incorporate privacy and ethics into their internal R&D process, and numerous other written works. She has been director of the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where she led a team of talented lawyers and policy professionals, working most recently to draft and lobby for baseline privacy legislation in the United States. Before CDT, Michelle was a political campaign consultant for M+R Strategic Services and worked in the tech sector in product management and software engineering. She has a BA in government from Lehigh University and an MA in strategic communications from American University. https://twitter.com/MichelleDeMooy
Senior strategy consultant
Richard S. Whitt is an experienced corporate strategist and technology policy attorney who advises on complex technology governance challenges. He is president of GLIA Foundation, a California-based not-for-profit working on web trust and digital fiduciaries. He is a Fellow in Residence with the Mozilla Foundation, and Senior Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy and chief of digital stewardship with Oasis Foundation. An 11-year career at Google included roles as corporate director for strategic initiatives, corporate VP and global head of public policy at Google’s Motorola Mobility subsidiary and Google’s corporate director and managing counsel for federal policy, overseeing strategic thinking on privacy, cybersecurity, content regulation, Internet governance, and free expression. Before Google, Whitt spent 12 years as a lawyer at MCI Communications, including a stint heading its DC office as vp for federal law and policy. Whitt is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and a magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University. He is based in Silicon Valley.
Legal / governance advisor
Todd R. Eskelsen leads ITEGA’s planning task-group on governance. He is a partner at the Eskelsen Law Group LLC and served as legal strategist for the formation of the Bluetooth SIG (special interest group), a patent-pool of technology companies that collaborated on the near-field communication technology that links phone, audio and household devices. Todd received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center He has collaborated on ITEGA since 2008 and assisted with its legal formation using his specialized legal knowledge of co-operatives. He formerly practiced with Schiff Hardin LLP.
Business development partner
Greg Swanson, is a digital sales and management expert and opinion leader on media who has raised industry standards for digital marketing, online identity, and privacy. Clients and industry leaders nationwide have sought Greg’s deep expertise in online media and his penchant for bringing diverse and innovative ideas to the table.Greg has served as digital director of national media companies including Lee Enterprises and 10/13 Communications as well as founding and leading his own companies. He co-founded The Insiders’ Guides, which grew to become one of the largest domestic travel guidebook series in the U.S., and was a founding staff member of the Independent Weekly in Durham, N.C.Greg is a partner at ITZontarget,, Itzwild.com, OneBoat Guides, Destination Commerce Corp., the OBXGuides and Tahoe.com (with Swift Newspapers). He lives in Portland, Oregon.
News and industry advisor
Scott Cunningham is author of Defining Brand Safety Series by the Brand Safety Institute, Founder of the IAB Tech Lab, principal technology and program Founder of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, former President of Media News Group Interactive, Cunningham was a pioneer in the development of USATODAY.com and many other digital publishing and ad technology platforms and products. His work involves steering the global digital advertising and news publishing industry towards economic sustainability, best user-experience practices, “hygiene” and standards. He’s based near Boulder, Colo.
Technical advisor, NewsSSO
Sean P. Goggins is technical project manager for the NewsSSO initiative and was a collaborator on the Global Consent Manager project. He is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he directs the data science and analytics masters program and focuses on open-source research supported by The Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Mozilla, US Department of Education and Drexel University. Before academia, his software-engineering career included stints at Coopers & Lybrand, Guidant and Nestle Purina. Research interests include the future of work, tools for open collaboration, and the sociology of online groups and virtual organizations.
Technology consultant and advisor
Don Marti is an ITEGA technology consultant and advisor. He is VP of ecosystem innovation at CafeMedia. Earlier, he advised Consumer Reports on how “authorized agents” would work under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Until April, 2020, he was an open-source strategist at Mozilla. Earlier he was editor of Linux Journal and former president of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group. He has written for Linux Weekly News and other publications, and co-authored a paper on the economics of software quality for the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security. He has been a speaker on user data, targeting, and signaling effects in advertising at Ogilvy Nudgestock and the MSIX conference. He serves on the board of the Linux Foundation’s CHAOSS project. He is the founder of the Aloodo Project, the first publisher and brand-centric tool for incentivizing end user tracking protection. Don, based in Alameda County, Calif., has worked in software development, technical marketing, and media. He blogs at zpg.org
Project Consultant, Tech
Graf Mouen spent 20 years in the systems development division of ABC News, where he was the lead architect of the ABC’s Media Archive Retrieval System . He is an expert on taxonomy and knowledge discovery, having filled this role as the Chairman of the Task Force on Metadata Management for the Disney Company . Mr. Mouen has also been a senior consultant in Ernst & Young’s media advisory services. With an MFA from Yale Drama School and undergraduate history degree from Yale College, his early career was as a college professor teaching acting, directing and theater history at Fordham University and Marymount College, as well as directing plays and musicals in New York and regional theater. He’s based in New York City.
Lead technology advisor
Brendan Riordan-Butterworth is ITEGA’s lead technology advisor. He is an independent expert on advertising technology, identity and security. Until December, 2018, he was Senior Director of Technical Standards at the Interactive Advertising Bureau Tech Lab, which he joined in 2012. He participates in industry working groups and studies at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and elsewhere on the implications of ad tracking and the use of HTTP “cookies.” He is knowledgeable about third-party ad serving and the impact of ad fraud. From 2006-2011 he worked at Microsoft Corp., managing data collection and cookie-management technologies for MSN, Live.com, Bing, Atlas/aQuantive, and Microsoft.com. A Canadian, he studied Pure Science at CEGEP Heritage College in Gatineau, Québec. Riordan-Butterworth is interested in helping develop a common conceptual framework for discussing value exchanges beyond advertising that will allow content and service providers to survive and thrive. He’s based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Web service and editorial consultant
Eva Tucker is ITEGA’s digital-marketing specialist and front-end web developer. She is a founder and principal of HUMAN Design, Marketing and Technology. She is a digital problem solver who works alongside organizations on marketing and operational goals, including online community-building efforts, deploying tools that increase output and efficiency, front-end web development, brand development and social media marketing. Her clients have included iSelect Fund, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Pacific Gas & Electric, Mercedes Benz, Centers for Disease Control, RR Donnelly, Edward Jones, Enterprise Holdings, Anheuser-Busch and the United Nations. She is also founder of Knewsco Digital Inc., a development-stage effort to take an educational approach to how news is found and presented. using information architecture, neurscience and educational theory. She also a congressional ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Association and the president of Lean In St. Louis.
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