Dr Schramm is University Professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Kauffman is the world’s largest philanthropy dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Schramm is recognized internationally as a leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. The Economist has referred to Schramm as the “evangelist of entrepreneurship.” Schramm, in partnership with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, created Global Entrepreneurship Week, now observed in 170 countries.
While a professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr Schramm founded the nation’s first research center on healthcare finance. He has founded or co-founded five companies,
including HCIA and Greenspring Advisors. Dr Schramm also has served in major corporate roles including EVP of Fortis (now Assurant) and CEO of Fortis Healthcare. He has
advised major corporations including Apple, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Hospital Corporation of America and numerous insurance companies and venture capital funds. From 2009 to 2012 he served as a member of the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation, and Enterprise Council. He was President of the Health Insurance Association of America between 1987 and 2012. He chaired the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy and was a member of the President’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Dr Schramm is a trustee of the Templeton World Charity Foundation and a member of the National Academies of Sciences’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. Schramm currently serves as chair of the Scientific Committee of the Apple Global Developer Academy at the University of Naples and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Mars, Inc. He was the inaugural Arthur & Carlyse Ciocca Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis in the academic years 2013 and 2014, and has served as a visiting scientist at MIT. Professor Schramm holds a Ph.D. in economics from Wisconsin, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a New York State Regents Graduate Fellow, and a law degree at Georgetown. He held two consecutive Career Scientist Awards from NIH and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine. He holds five honorary degrees and the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Medal. He is
a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Dr Schramm has served as a director of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY).