TechNet Names David London Vice President of State Policy and Politics
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named David London as its Vice President of State Policy and Politics. Based in Washington, D.C., London will lead TechNet’s advocacy efforts across all 50 states. He assumes the role on Tuesday, October 9.
“David London is a proven leader with a track record of delivering results throughout his 17-year career working on tech policy at the state level, and we are thrilled he will lead TechNet’s state advocacy team,” said Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet. “The tech sector’s economic impact is evident in every state, and David will help us ensure policymakers in every capital across the country understand the policies needed to keep building on this economic success and drive even more job creation, innovation, and investment in the states.”
In joining TechNet, London said, “TechNet has a well-earned reputation as the strongest voice driving pro-innovation policies at the state level, and I am honored to join the team. With so many of today’s most important tech policy debates playing out at the state and local levels, I look forward to being a voice for America’s innovators in making sure the tech sector remains an indispensable engine of economic opportunity and innovation that improves people’s lives.”
Of London’s hiring, John Doerr, Chair of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and TechNet Co-founder & Executive Council member, said:
“Policy decisions made in state legislatures can have enormous impacts on the tech industry and on future, emerging innovations. David is a great choice to tackle these complicated issues and to lead TechNet’s 50-state policy program to work with policymakers to drive smart policies, to foster innovation for breakthrough technologies, and to ensure continued economic growth.”
John Chambers, Founder & CEO of JC2 Ventures and TechNet Co-founder & Executive Council member, said:
“With more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of technology and public policy, David London is exceptionally qualified to lead TechNet’s state team. Advancing pro-innovation policies in the states is critical to ensuring U.S. technology leadership at home and around the globe. With David at the helm of the state program, TechNet is well-positioned to advance the policies that matter most to our industry and our nation.”
London most recently served as Senior Director and Head of North America Government Affairs for ofo, the bike-sharing company, where he had responsibility for developing public policy strategy in cities across the U.S. Prior to ofo, he was Head of Government Relations for the Americas at eBay, where he set the strategic direction for the public policy teams in the U.S. at the federal and state levels, Canada, and Latin America. During his 12-year career with eBay, he held several leadership positions in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley, including Head of State Government Relations, Head of Western States Government Relations, and Head of California Public Policy. Prior to eBay, he worked in Government Affairs for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. He also served as a Chief of Staff in the Maryland Senate and in the Prince George's County State’s Attorney’s Office.
About TechNet's 50-State Advocacy Program
London will lead TechNet’s 50-state program. The state team consists of Laura Bennett, Executive Director, California and the Southwest; Jo Deutsch, Executive Director, Washington and the Northwest; Caroline Joiner, Executive Director, Texas and the Southeast; Jane McEnaney, Executive Director, Illinois and the Midwest; Christina Fisher, Executive Director, Massachusetts and the Northeast; and Bish Paul, State Policy Manager. TechNet’s state team engages 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.
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.