John Cooney is Vice President of Global Advocacy and Public Policy at SEMI and is based in Washington, D.C. In this role he oversees global government relations, including directing strategies to manage and strengthen the association’s global public policy agenda and advocacy efforts, as well as teaming with SEMI regional presidents to grow manage relationships with policymakers, association members and SEMI public policy committees.
Cooney brings more than 20 years of public policy experience to the role. Before joining SEMI, he served as Director of Government Relations at SkyWater Technology, a Minnesota-based SEMI member company. Prior to his role at SkyWater, he held several senior-level leadership roles in the U. S. Department of Commerce, including as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the International Trade Administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Operations of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.
Cooney received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.