Shane Tews previously served as 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 Infrastructure. VeriSign operates the constellation of servers that run the .com and .net domain name systems.
Shane represented VeriSign on Internet Governance, Security and Communications issues both domestically and internationally. She works closely with the Administration, Congress, State & Local Government Officials and International policy makers who work on International communications and technology. She participates in numerous e-commerce policy forums on issues regarding Internet security, Internet infrastructure, content, supply chain management technology, privacy and tax issues.
Shane is a board member of the Internet Caucus Advisory Counsel, the Information Technology Industry Counsel, The Information Technology Industry Foundation, the Internet Alliance, the European American Business Council, 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 later in the Administration for the President in White House in Cabinet Affairs.
Shane graduated from American University in 1988. She is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.
- State of the Net Conference 2013, January 22, 2013
- What Role Should the UN Have in Governing the Internet? A Briefing on the UN's Internet Governance Initiative June 5, 2012
- State of the Net Conference 2012, January 17, 2012
- State of the Net Conference 2011, January 18, 2011
Biography last updated January 15, 2013