Bartlett Cleland is the Managing Principal of Madery Bridge Associates, a public strategy firm specializing on taxation, technology, and innovation policy. Prior to founding Madery Bridge Associates, he held a number of positions in the government and nonprofit organizations. During the past 12 years, he has served as policy counsel for the Institute for Policy Innovation and associate general counsel at TechAmerica. His responsibilities include oversight of all technology and tax issue such as intellectual property, Internet taxation, technology, and regulations. In 2006 he was a fellow to the Department of Commerce where he researched in depth on approaches to valuing intellectual property and how to encourage greater government commercialization of technology. During 1998-2000, he worked for Americans for Tax Reform as technology and policy counsel, and advised Commissioner Grover G. Norquist on the Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce. He was on Capitol Hill serving as Senator John Ashcroft’s technology counsel during 1995 and 1998.
Mr. Cleland graduated from Millikin University with a B.S. in philosophy and business administration. He received a Masters of Business Administration and a law degree from St. Louis University. He is admitted to the Missouri bar.