Dr. Jonathan Felbinger is the deputy director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED- C). In his career spanning academia, industry, and government, he has developed research and development (R&D) strategies, exercised oversight of portfolios, and implemented advanced R&D programs. Prior to joining QED-C, Jonathan was with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he led studies and managed technological aspects of reports to Congress. Previously, he was awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship to explore frontiers in fundamental research while serving the Department of Defense’s grants office. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) elevated Jonathan to Senior Member in recognition of sustained, significant scientific and engineering performance. He is dedicated to furthering the development and adoption of quantum and related emerging technologies for national and societal benefits. Outside of the quantum realm, Jonathan is an active volunteer and nonprofit board member and enjoys the outdoors.