Michael Beckerman is the President and CEO of the Internet Association where he has worked to advance public policy that fosters innovation, promotes economic growth, and empowers people through the free and open Internet. Under his leadership, association membership has grown to over 40 top internet companies.
Michael is regularly cited as an authority on Internet policy, and appears regularly on national radio and television networks to offer the Internet industry’s perspective on topical policy issues. He was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC’s Tech Titans, and by Re/code as one of Silicon Valley’s top advocates in Washington.
Prior to the Internet Association, Beckerman served 12 years as a top congressional staff member, serving as the Deputy Staff Director and chief policy advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees America’s Internet policies. Beckerman is on the national board of After-School All-Stars, an organization that provides comprehensive After-School programs to over 72,000 at-risk children in 42 U.S. cities. He is also active in the local angel investing community in Washington, DC, where he has invested in a number of local startups.
Beckerman graduated with honors from George Washington University.