Michael Beckerman is the President and CEO of the Internet Association, a trade association representing the leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, AOL, Auction.com, Coinbase, eBay, Etsy, Expedia, Facebook, FanDuel, Gilt, Google, Groupon, IAC, Intuit, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Pandora, Pinterest, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, Sidecar, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yelp, Yahoo!, and Zynga. At the Internet Association, Beckerman has worked to advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users.
Beckerman is regularly cited as an authority on Internet policy by major daily newspapers and industry publications, and has appeared on national radio and television networks to offer the Internet industry’s perspective on topical policy issues.
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. He graduated with honors from George Washington University.