TechNet Names David Edmonson as Vice President, State Policy and Government Relations; Will Lead Nation's Preeminent 50-State Tech Advocacy Team
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named David Edmonson as Vice President, State Policy and Government Relations. Edmonson will lead TechNet’s unparalleled 50-state advocacy efforts. TechNet’s state team leads on a wide range of technology issues, including computer science education, privacy, cybersecurity, tax, energy, broadband expansion, and policies affecting the gig and sharing economies. He most recently served as Acting Vice President and Executive Director for Texas and the Southeast. Edmonson is a state policy veteran who previously led the Austin Tech Alliance and held prominent roles in the Texas State Senate.
“David’s strong leadership of our state team on an interim basis made him the natural choice for the Vice President for State Policy and Government Relations role,” said Linda Moore, President and CEO. “His experience leading 50-state advocacy is second to none and he consistently produces results for our members. David’s collaborative, strategic, and effective style is valued by our members and policymakers alike. We are confident he will continue to make tremendous contributions to TechNet and grow our exceptional state team.”
“I am excited to assume the role of Vice President for State Policy and Government Relations. Since 2018, I have grown TechNet’s presence and advocacy in the Southeast by advocating for policies that create jobs and grow the innovation economy. I look forward to leading our amazing nationwide team of state policy professionals, and I thank our President and CEO, Linda Moore, for her confidence in me as we ensure that the positive contributions of the tech industry are known in state capitals across our nation," said David Edmonson, Vice President, State Policy and Government Relations.
Note: Edmonson joined TechNet from the Austin Tech Alliance (ATA), where he served as Executive Director. Prior to that, he held various high-level positions in the office of Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis (D), including Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director. Edmonson has also served as General Counsel to Texas State Senator Eliot Shapleigh (D) and as a Law Clerk to then-Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). David received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston.