Andrew McLaughlin (Tumblr)

Andrew McLaughlin is VP of Tumblr, based in New York City.  He is chairman of the board of Access Now, and a member of the board of directors at Code for America, the Sunlight Foundation, and Public Knowledge.

Andrew McLaughlin served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States from 2009-2011.  A member of Barack Obama’s White House staff, Andrew advised the President on Internet and innovation policies, including open government, network security, online privacy, freedom of expression, spectrum, research and development, and strategies to foster technology-driven innovation in health care, energy, transportation, and education.

Prior to the White House, Andrew was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team, Director of Global Public Policy at Google, Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a senior fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, and counsel to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. In between, he has worked on Internet infrastructure and policy projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Mongolia, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

Andrew has degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School. In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations.


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