Michael Beckerman
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Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman
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ResidenceWashington, DC
EducationGeorge Washington University
Known forNet neutrality advocacy

Michael Beckerman is the president and CEO of the Internet Association, a Washington D.C.-based trade association representing global Internet companies.[1]

During his tenure as CEO, association membership grew from 14 member companies at its founding to over 40 internet companies.[2][3]

Beckerman is recognized as an expert on internet policy.[4][5][6] He appears in the media to offer the industry's perspective on topical policy issues.[7][8][9][10]


Beckerman received his BBA[11] with honors from George Washington University in May 2001.[12][13]


Beckerman was appointed as president and CEO of Internet Association in July 2012.[14][15]

Prior to his appointment as head of IA, Beckerman served for 12 years as the deputy staff director and chief policy advisor to the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce,[16][17] which oversees America's internet policies.[18]

Beckerman is on the national board of After-School All-Stars, an organization that provides comprehensive after-school programs to over 72,000 at-risk children in 42 U.S. cities.[19][20]

He also is active in the local angel investing community in Washington, DC, where he has invested in local startups.[21]

Congressional testimony

Beckerman testified before Congress on issues relevant to internet use, including privacy,[22] the sharing economy,[23] and social media.[24][25]

Awards and recognition

He was named to The Recode 100 list as one of Silicon Valley's top advocates in Washington,[26] and by Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC's Tech Titans three consecutive times in 2013,[27] 2015,[28] and 2017.[29]

See also


  1. ^ Bachman, Katy. "Fast Chat: The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman Head lobbyist for 14 Web giants readies for new Congress By Katy Bachman". AdWeek. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Fast Chat: The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman". www.adweek.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Internet Association asks for U.S. net neutrality vote delay". Reuters. 2017-12-06. Retrieved .
  4. ^ McKinnon, John D. (2018-04-25). "Pre-1972 Music Acts Get a Little Help From Their Friends in Congress". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Romm, Tom (11 June 2018). "Goodbye to Net Neutrality, Hello to an Even Bigger AT&T". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Finley, Klint (2018-01-05). "Tech Giants to Join Legal Battle Over Net Neutrality". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Internet Association CEO Says Zuckerberg Has to Regain User Trust, retrieved
  8. ^ Internet Assoc. CEO Reacts to FCC's Net Neutrality Vote, retrieved
  9. ^ Policastro, Jacqueline. "FCC chairman explains why he won't cave to public pressure over net neutrality". www.graydc.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Code § 230, 47 U. S. "Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change". NPR.org. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "The Impact of Late Cycle Investing on Real Estate and Finance". GW School of Business. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Revolving Door : Michael Beckerman Education | OpenSecrets". www.opensecrets.org. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Michael M. Beckerman" (PDF). Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Michael M. Beckerman" (PDF). docs.house.gov. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Hill vet named to new Net group post | CEO Update". ceoupdate.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Frates, Chris. "Exclusive: New Internet Industry Trade Association to Launch". National Journal. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ Press, Bernan (2010-09-15). Insider's Guide to Key Committee Staff of the U.S. Congress 2010. Bernan Press. ISBN 9781598884173.
  18. ^ Restuccia, Andrew (29 December 2010). "Upton announces Energy and Commerce Committee staffers". The Hill. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "After School All Stars". Retrieved .
  20. ^ "National Aftershool Summit 2017". schwarzeneggerinstitute.com. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Michael Beckerman". Pilot Growth Equity. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL BECKERMAN" (PDF). 29 September 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "See Something, Say Something: Oversight of the Parkland Shooting and Legislative Proposals to Improve School Safety | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". www.judiciary.senate.gov. 14 March 2018. Retrieved .
  25. ^ "HEARING BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY:Written Testimony" (PDF). 14 March 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ Romm, Tony (2017-12-06). "IA's Michael Beckerman is the voice of Silicon Valley in Washington, D.C." Vox. Retrieved .
  27. ^ "Tech Titans 2013". Washingtonian. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Washington's 100 Top Tech Leaders | Washingtonian (DC)". Washingtonian. 2015-05-04. Retrieved .
  29. ^ "Tech Titans 2017: Washington's 100 Top Tech Leaders | Washingtonian (DC)". Washingtonian. 2017-05-03. Retrieved .

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