I’m excited to announce that Mozilla Fellow for a year in 2017-2018. During his tenure with us, Alan worked on advancing policies and practices to support the nascent field of public interest technologists — the next generation of leaders with expertise in technology and public policy who we need to guide our society through coming challenges such as encryption, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, cybersecurity, and more.
“Alan was a tremendous asset to the Commerce Department in our groundbreaking work to promote a strong and prosperous digital economy for all Americans,” said Penny Pritzker, former United States Secretary of Commerce and the Chairman of PSP Capital. “I am sure he will be a terrific addition to Mozilla and its role as a leading voice for a free and open Internet around the world.” Until early 2017, Alan served as the first Director of Digital Economy at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce.
Alan joins Mozilla from his most recent engagements as Senior Program Fellow with New America in Washington D.C. and as a private consultant. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, he was the director of New America’s Open Technology Institute. Prior to that, Alan opened and grew Google’s Washington D.C. office, and led the company’s public policy and government relations efforts in North and South America for seven years.
Join me in welcoming Alan to Mozilla!