Michael Beckerman

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Internet Association

Michael Beckerman

Michael Beckerman

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Internet Association

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Michael Beckerman

Michael Beckerman is the President and CEO of the Internet Association, a trade association representing the leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, AOL, Auction.com, Coinbase, eBay, Etsy, Expedia, Facebook, FanDuel, Gilt, Google, Groupon, IAC, Intuit, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Pandora, Pinterest, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, Sidecar, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yelp, Yahoo!, and Zynga. At the Internet Association, Beckerman has worked to advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users.

Beckerman is regularly cited as an authority on Internet policy by major daily newspapers and industry publications, and has appeared on national radio and television networks to offer the Internet industry’s perspective on topical policy issues.

Prior to the Internet Association, Beckerman served 12 years as a top congressional staff member, serving as the Deputy Staff Director and chief policy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees America’s Internet policies. He graduated with honors from George Washington University.

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The Internet Association

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120

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1

Number of Awards

3

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President & Chief Executive Officer at After-School All-Stars

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Chief Marketing Officer at After-School All-Stars

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Partner at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Former Co-Founder & Managing Director at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Pine Island Capital Partners LLC

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Solar Spectrum LLC

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Strategic Business Development Advisor at Pilot Growth Management LLC

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Education
Graduate with Honors

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

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Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE FREE, INNOVATIVE AND DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE OF THE INTERNET THAT HAS ENABLED IT TO EVOLVE INTO A POWERFUL ENGINE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY. BY CHANNELING THE STRENGTHS, CULTURES AND STORIES OF THE INTERNET, AND ITS VAST COMMUNITY OF USERS, THE INTERNET ASSOCIATION ENSURES THAT LEGISLATORS, REGULATORS, AND THE MEDIA UNDERSTAND THE PROFOUND POSITIVE IMPACTS OF THE INTERNET AND INTERNET COMPANIES ON JOBS, ECONOMIC GROWTH, FREEDOM, CREATIVITY, COMMERCE, PRODUCTIVITY, EDUCATION, PROSPERITY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.

Strategic Business Development Advisor
Current

Pilot Growth invests in growth-stage technology companies located in the US. The firm targets the companies operating in the fields of technology and health services.

Deputy Staff Director & Chief Policy Advisor to the Chairman
Prior

The Committee on Energy and Commerce, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee. Today it has responsibility for the nation's telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. It oversees multiple cabinet-level Departments and independent agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Transportation, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. ASAS serves 73,706 low-income, at-risk youth at 351 Title I schools in 19 major cities across the country — from New York to Hawaii.

Awards & Honors
2015
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Associations
2015
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans, Industry Leaders
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans, Community Leaders
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