Shane Tews

American Enterprise Institute, Visiting Fellow

Shane Tews is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute managing the Global Internet Strategy program that focuses on cyber security and Internet governance as part of AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Along with her work at AEI Shane in the President of Logan Circle Strategies working with her clients to create a coordinated public policy approach to Information Communications and Technology policies and cybersecurity and cyber-governance strategies on a global scale. Additionally, Shane manages many of the relationships with Congress, the administration, foreign governments, think tanks and trade associations on behalf of Vrge Communications.

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 and Vice-Chair of the Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA). She is also currently a board member of TechFreedom and GlobalWIN. 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 companies’ 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.