Lincoln Hoewing

Lincoln Hoewing
Vice President, Internet and Technology Policy
Verizon Communications

Link Hoewing is Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, the country's largest telecommunications provider. Verizon was formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. He is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and Technology industry issues. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Mr. Hoewing develops relationships with high technology industry members, interactive technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. He frequently delivers public discourses on high technology issues. Amidst his various and pertinent duties at Verizon, Link has taken the time to write articles on using the Internet in the public policy process.

Link's prior responsibilities include three years in the External Affairs positions at Bell Atlantic and Telecom in New Zealand. In New Zealand he was responsible for negotiating Verizon's agreements between carriers, promoting the sale of New Zealand's Telecom stock and working on inter-connection policies with the Government. He helped developed the company's Consumer policies and improved their customer service.

He also served eight years as a Congressional Legislative Aide and Deputy Staff Director on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. As Deputy Staff Director he managed the scheduling of hearings, committee legislative structures, and oversight and budget authorization procedures. He initiated oversight hearings on defense programs that resulted in major reform to the management of defense programs.

Link Hoewing has a Bachelor's degree from Carthage College and a Master's degree in Public Administration from American University.

Recent Events

December 15, 2010

ITIF and other leading policy think tanks host a day-long conference to ask the hard questions about energy technology policy and innovation in America.

March 10, 2010

This conference is sponsored by the Silicon Flatirons Center, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and the F

February 23, 2010

ITIF hosts a round-table discussion among the leading players in the Open Internet debate.

November 17, 2008

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from a recent report that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.