Director, Federal Government Affairs
Mike Liptak is Director of Federal Government Affairs at Internet Association. Mike works with lawmakers and staff to craft public policy that fosters innovation, promotes economic growth, and empowers people through a free and open internet.
Prior to IA, Mike served as Vice President of Government Relations at the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) where he developed and championed the policy priorities of the independent travel distribution industry. With a strong focus on travel, tourism, and consumer protections, he worked with numerous coalitions and trade associations to ensure that federal policymakers fully understood the role of technology in domestic and global travel. Before joining Travel Tech, Mike was Director of Government Affairs for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, representing our nation’s aggregate industry while highlighting the importance of maintaining and expanding a strong infrastructure throughout the United States.
Mike began his time in the nation’s capital as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Mike brings to the association an extensive political background having worked on several House and Senate campaigns in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Mike is a graduate of Grove City College. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two children, and is an avid golfer who plays twice a year.