Mr. Linkous is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), based in Washington, DC. ATA is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. As the chief staff executive of ATA since its inception in 1993, Mr. Linkous has lectured and written extensively on healthcare modernization, technology issues, emerging applications and market trends in the U.S. and around the world. He has served on a variety of national and international advisory bodies including the Hurricane Katrina Advisory Panel, the HHS Chronic Care Workgroup and the joint FCC-NTIA Advisory Committee on Communications Capabilities of Emergency Medical and Public Health Care Facilities.
Mr. Linkous has 30 years of experience in public policy related to healthcare, telecommunications and aging in both the corporate and public sectors. In the private sector he served as a senior telecommunications consultant at Issue Dynamics and provided consulting services to many of the nation’s leading telecommunications, technology and healthcare companies. Previously, he served as a national leader in aging services as the Executive Director of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and was a senior executive with the National Association of Regional Councils and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Mr. Linkous holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the School of Government and Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C with additional postgraduate work at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas.