August 12, 2020


TechNet Names Veteran Technology Policy Leader Carl Holshouser Senior Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, announced the hiring of Carl Holshouser as SVP for Operations and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Holshouser will lead strategic planning and operations and drive TechNet’s advocacy efforts at a critical time for the industry.

“As technology continues to improve our ability to remain productive during the pandemic and looks toward helping rebuild our economy, TechNet’s place at the intersection of tech and public policy is more important than ever before. I’m proud to welcome Carl to TechNet’s executive team given his years of experience as an industry leader and his understanding of tech policy and advocacy. All of us at TechNet look forward to his dynamic leadership. Carl’s experience as the former Chairman of TechNet's Federal Public Policy Committee gives him a great understanding of our organization. I’m confident that Carl’s work on advocacy, strategic initiatives, and day-to-day operations will benefit TechNet for years to come," said Linda Moore, President and CEO.

“I am excited to join TechNet’s leadership team. I know firsthand the critical role the technology sector plays in improving lives and tackling our nation’s daunting challenges, and I look forward to advocating for innovators alongside the fantastic team at TechNet. I appreciate Linda, the Executive Council, and member companies for placing their trust in me as we further strengthen TechNet’s leadership role advocating for the technology industry,” said Carl Holshouser, Senior Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives.

Carl joins TechNet from PwC, where he served as a strategic policy adviser to Fortune 500 companies and was co-leader of the firm’s Trade Policy Platform. Prior to PwC, Carl served as Senior Director of Government Relations for Visa from 2013-2019, where he led technology policy issues for the global payments company. Carl had previous roles with Textron Systems, Capitol Partners Inc., and the office of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX). Carl is a past Chairman of the TechNet Federal Public Policy Committee (2017-2019), past Chairman of the Government Relations Committee at ITI (2018-2020), past Chairman of the Privacy Committee at ITI (2016-2018), and past Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Cyber Security Alliance (2017-2019). He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native of San Antonio, Texas.

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