Shane Tews is the Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Relations for VeriSign, Inc. VeriSign operates intelligent infrastructure that enables and protects billions of interactions every day across the world’s Internet, voice, and data networks. Shane is a board member of the Internet Caucus Advisory Counsel, the Information Technology Industry Counsel, the Internet Alliance, and The United States Telecommunications Training Institute.
Prior to being at VeriSign Shane represented the Distilled Spirits Council as their lead Federal lobbyist for four years working on tax, advertising, and regulation issues. Shane has also worked for an economic think tank, Citizens for a Sound Economy working on tax, federal budget, telecommunications, appropriations, electricity deregulation, regulatory reform, labor, health care, FDA reform and legal reform.
Shane worked in Congress from 1992 to 1995 as Legislative Director to Congressman Gary Franks from Connecticut on Energy and Commerce issues. From 1989 to 1992 Shane worked in the first Bush Administration, as a special assistant to Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner and in the Office of Legislative Affairs, and for the President at the White House in Cabinet Affairs.
Shane graduated from American University in 1988. She is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.