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Shane Tews

American Enterprise Institute
Visiting Fellow
Shane Tews is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute managing the Internet governance and cyber security program of AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Along with her work at AEI Shane runs Logan Circle Strategies working with her clients to create a coordinated public policy approach to Information Communications and Technology policies and cyber security globally. Additionally

Shane was formerly Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Relations for Verisign, Inc. where she was responsible for the strategic planning and daily management of the Policy and Government Relations efforts for VeriSign globally. Shane represented Verisign’s interest before United States and International government officials in the Information Communications and Technology Sector where she participated in the development of e-commerce policies with International governing bodies, National and State Legislators, International, National and Regional trade associations and Information Technology coalitions.

Shane is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Internet Education Foundation. She formerly sat on several Information Technology Boards including the European American Business Council, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Information Technology Industry Foundation, and the United States Telecommunications Training Institute. She also chaired the Information Technology Information Council Federal Government Relations and sat as chairman of the TechNet Public Policy Committee.

Before joining VeriSign Shane was the Vice President for Government Relations at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) representing the major Distilled Spirits Company’s policy issues before Congress and the Administration.

Prior to DISCUS Shane was Director of Government Relations at Citizens for a Sound Economy, a free market think tank, working on market-based economic policies.

Shane worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director for Congressman Gary A. Franks (R-CT) and in the first Bush White House in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Intergovernmental affairs and also directly for the Secretary of Transportation as a Special Assistant.