Tomicah Tillemann serves as the Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, prior to which he worked as speechwriter to the Secretary. Tomicah spent four years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as the principal advisor on European and Eurasian affairs to former Senator Joseph Biden. He also facilitated the work of the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, then chaired by Barack Obama. Tomicah's other professional experience includes work with the House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Security, and Human Rights, the White House Office of Media Affairs, and four U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns. Tomicah is co-holder of four patents on advanced clean technologies and co-founder of IRIS Engines. He has helped to found and lead numerous civil society groups and served on the board of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.