July 25, 2017 | News, Press Releases

Internet Association Hires New Head Of Global Government Affairs

BECKERMAN: “Mèlika is the perfect person to lead Internet Association’s government affairs team as we continue to expand in scale and scope.”

 

Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association announced Mèlika D. Carroll will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs. Carroll was most recently Policy Advisor to Senator Brian Schatz and previously led global public policy strategy and government affairs for Salesforce.

“Mèlika is the perfect person to lead Internet Association’s government affairs team as we continue to expand in scale and scope. As one of Internet Association’s founding board members, Mèlika knows IA, our members, and our issues,” said Beckerman. “She is one of the best in the business, and she will fit right into our incredibly talented team.”

Carroll brings considerable experience in both the public and private sector to IA, where she will oversee Internet Association’s expanding state and federal affairs teams.

As a Policy Advisor for Senator Schatz, Carroll supported the Senator’s work as Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet. She also teaches a practicum on international business and government relations as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and is the co-founder and former chairwoman of the Global Women’s Innovation Network, GlobalWIN.org.

Carroll was previously a member of and led global government affairs teams teams for major tech companies like Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Micron Technologies. She holds a Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa in Canada and a Masters of European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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Washington, DC — Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on the San Francisco City Attorney’s lawsuit to prevent peer-to-peer car sharing at SFO: “It is unfortunate that San Francisco’s City Attorney chose to block innovation and competition in the car sharing market at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read more »

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