President & CEO
Gene Kimmelman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Knowledge. Kimmelman brings a lifetime of experience as a public interest advocate, antitrust expert, and leader in the communications and technology advocacy community. After almost 30 years as a public interest advocate, Kimmelman joined the Department of Justice’s antitrust division as Chief Counsel. Since leaving the Department of Justice, Kimmelman has been serving as the Director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation.
Kimmelman is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University, studied in Denmark as a Fulbright Fellow at Copenhagen University’s public sector graduate programme and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of the University’s Fortsman Fellowship. A recognized authority on consumer protection matters, he has been widely quoted on policy issues in a variety of publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.