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John Olsen

Director, State Government Affairs, Northeast Region


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John has spent over decade lobbying in the halls of the New York State Capitol.  He worked for many years at a prestigious and well-regarded law firm specializing in government relations before coming on board at Internet Association to lead their New York advocacy efforts.  Since then, his role has expanded to cover multiple states as IA’s Director of State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region, where he advocates for the internet industry’s interests in a highly challenging area of the country. John enjoys navigating the complex political landscape and has collaborated with some of the best and brightest in government affairs and public policy to resolve difficult legislative and regulatory issues.

He is a lifelong resident of Upstate New York where he resides with his wife. When he’s not saving the internet, he enjoys golfing, travel, and attending live music events.