The Digital Dollar Project Board of Directors

The Digital Dollar Project has been created to formally lead the initiative of educating policy makers, organizing key industry stakeholders, and proposing a U.S. CBDC strategy.  The DDP’s Board are renowned industry experts and blockchain advocates who have been leading global discourse on cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Charles (“Charlie”) H. Giancarlo is an entrepreneur, investor, and executive. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG). He formerly served in senior executive roles at Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Silver Lake Partners, the private equity firm.  Giancarlo earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University in 1979.  He also earned master’s degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from UC Berkeley and Harvard University respectively.

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J. Christopher Giancarlo is Senior Counsel to the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and the former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  Mr. Giancarlo also served as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC), the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and the Executive Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Mr. Giancarlo serves on the Advisory Board of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and as an independent director of the American Financial Exchange.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Common Securitization Solutions, Inc. Under his leadership, the CFTC published primers on virtual currencies and smart contracts, oversaw the launch of the first bitcoin futures contracts and created LabCFTC as the agency’s stakeholder in the digital evolution of derivatives trading markets.

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Daniel Gorfine is Founder and CEO of Gattaca Horizons LLC and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center teaching FinTech Law & Policy.  He previously served as the CFTC’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC. Prior to the CFTC, Gorfine was Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck.  A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Gorfine holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

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Dave Treat is a Senior Managing Director, co-Lead of Accenture’s Blockchain Business and Accenture Lead of the NY Fintech Innovation Lab. Dave has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services roles spanning Capital Markets, Retail Banking, and Cards. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Linux Hyperledger Project, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Global Blockchain Business Council and the ID2020 Alliance, is a member of the World Economic Forum C4IR Global Blockchain Council and is a program advisor for the Chamber of Digital Commerce. David also serves as the Program Advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Digital Identity Initiative and the Known Traveller Digital Identity project.

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Jennifer is an entrepreneur, business leader, and advisor to policymakers, leaders, and financial organizations across the world. She is recognized for her unique ability to bring together diverse stakeholders to identify and achieve shared outcomes addressing complex regulatory and technology challenges. In addition to her current role as Executive Director of The Digital Dollar Project (DDP), Jennifer serves on the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium and the Progressive Policy Institute’s Mosaic Economic Project.

As Executive Director of DDP, Jennifer convenes private sector thought leaders to explore the future of money and advance the exploration of a U.S. central bank digital currency through a deliberative process including pilots, stakeholder meetings, roundtables, and discussion forums.

Prior to joining DDP, Jennifer served as a founding member of the Innovation Lab at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and was a senior leader in the Innovation and Technology Offices at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Elizabeth P. Gray is a partner at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she practices in the Litigation Department and serves as Co-Chair of Willkie’s Securities Enforcement Practice Group. Ms. Gray is widely recognized for her excellence in representing financial institutions, public companies and their executives and Boards before financial regulators including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Department of Justice, and as a counselor on regulatory compliance. Previously, Ms. Gray served as Assistant Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and as counselor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.

Ms. Gray became a member of DDP’s Advisory Group in 2020, and was a founding member of its Privacy Working Group. Prior to joining DDP’s Board of Directors, she also served on the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute and as a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.


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