Mary L. Brown joined Cisco’s Government Affairs office in 2004, where she serves as Managing Director. She covers a wide range of public policy issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking.
During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy. Read more »
Erin Mershon is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She’s also covered politics and policy for Communications Daily, The National Journal, Roll Call, and The Huffington Post. She’s a Cincinnati, Ohio native and a graduate of Kenyon College, where she studied political science and ran the college newspaper.
Eli Dourado is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. Read more »
Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in shaping public policy. With extensive federal legislative and regulatory experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. Read more »
Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy. This experience is invaluable to clients in the financial services, transportation, telecommunications and utilities industries as well as other critical infrastructures. Read more »
Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs
Kofi Jones is the Vice President of Public Affairs for American Well – a national mobile and web based telehealth solution provider based in Boston. Prior to joining American Well, Kofi spent 4.5 years working for the Deval Patrick Administration - first as a Public Affairs Director and spokeswoman for the Governor’s Economic Development Secretary, and then as the state’s first Chief Marketing Officer. She has also spent several years as a communications and media expert, including a decade in television news as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Read more »
Krista Drobac, is a Senior Policy Advisor in DLA Piper's Health Care Policy and Regulatory group, based in Washington, DC, and Executive Director of the Alliance for Connected Care. She was previously director of the Health Division in the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices and was a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ms. Read more »
Born and raised on family farms, Congressman Bill Johnson learned early the values of hard work, honesty, and sacrifice. Those values have stayed with Johnson throughout his life and have made him the leader he is today. Read more »
Congresswoman Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005. She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting a clean energy economy, and creating a vibrant region where families can live, work, and play. Read more »
Richard Bennett has a 30 year background in network engineering and standards. He was vice-chair of the IEEE 802.3 task group that devised the original Ethernet over Twisted Pair standard, and has contributed to Wi-Fi standards for fifteen years. He was active in OSI, the instigator of RFC 1001, and founder, along with Bob Metcalfe, of the Open Token Foundation, the first network industry alliance to operate an interoperability lab.