Internet Association Hires Jerry Golden As New Head Of Global Government Affairs
Jerry brings to IA vast government relations experience across the spectrum of business and industry trade associations. IA will undoubtedly benefit from the trust and credibility Jerry has built over the years with a broad cross-section of policymakers from both sides of the aisle.”SNOWDEN
Washington, DC – Internet Association announces the appointment of Jerry Golden as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs, and the newest member of the senior leadership team. In this role, effective today, he will lead and elevate IA’s federal government relations efforts. Golden brings to IA an extensive track record, built over two decades, of highly effective government affairs teams, multisector coalitions, advocacy campaigns, and political programs. Most recently, he was a Principal at Vanguard, the world’s second largest asset manager, where he was credited with modernizing its government relations operation, expanding and deepening its influence.
In making the announcement, K. Dane Snowden, IA’s President and CEO, said, “Jerry brings to IA vast government relations experience across the spectrum of business and industry trade associations. IA will undoubtedly benefit from the trust and credibility Jerry has built over the years with a broad cross-section of policymakers from both sides of the aisle. His thoughtful approach to policy and strategy along with a bias toward action will make him an ideal voice for the industry on Capitol Hill and with the new Biden Administration.”
“I believe the best is yet to come for the internet economy. During the pandemic, internet companies have been a lifeline connecting families and friends, helping small businesses survive in historically hard times, and keeping daily life moving forward in schools and offices throughout the country,” commented Golden. “I’m excited to be on the frontline of engagement with policymakers and IA member companies as we work together to create policies and initiatives that foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through a safe and open internet.”
Earlier in his career, Golden was Head of Nationwide Financial Government Relations, serving on their Ohio-based executive leadership team while leading their advocacy efforts in Washington, DC. His trade association experience includes government relations roles at both the American Council of Life Insurers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Golden holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.