WASHINGTON – Today, the Board of Directors of ITI, the tech industry’s preeminent global trade association, announced it has elected Jason Oxman as the organization’s next President and CEO starting at the end of February.
“As a tech policy and legal expert with decades of experience, Jason Oxman is no stranger to the innovation community. His collaborative and pragmatic leadership at ETA, the Electronic Transactions Association, has shaped the global financial technology industry and led to its transformative growth. We’re excited to welcome Jason as the new leader of our dynamic organization and look forward to working with him and the entire ITI team to build on ITI’s critical advocacy and represent the world’s most innovative and vibrant companies,” said Brian Huseman, Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon, Vice Chair of ITI’s Board, and Chair of ITI’s CEO Search Committee.
“Every day, technology companies redefine what’s possible, turn imagination into reality, and inspire us to think beyond our normal boundaries. From powering the world’s economy to transforming the way we live, there’s no more consequential industry. I’m thrilled to lead this distinguished organization and world class team in its next chapter and grow its influential voice in the United States and across the globe,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s incoming President and CEO.
“Jason’s depth of expertise and experience in innovation policy ensures ITI will continue to be the leading voice for tech around the world. I’m so proud of the exceptional organization our team and members built over the last decade, and I wish Jason all the best as he continues to support and sustain it. It’s been an amazing journey, and I hope he enjoys it as much as I did,” said Dean Garfield, ITI’s outgoing President and CEO.
Oxman was elected by ITI’s Board of Directors following a months-long search led by a committee made up of representatives from ITI’s membership. Members of the search committee were Brian Huseman, Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon; Jace Johnson, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Adobe; Lauren Van Wazer, Vice President, Global Public Policy at Akamai; Natasha de Teran, Head of Corporate Affairs at SWIFT;Susan Moore, Corporate Vice President for Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility at AMD; James Hayes, Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Tenable; Michael Kennedy, Vice President, Global Government Relations and Public Policy at VMware; and Robert Thomson, Head of U.S. Government Affairs at Visa.
Oxman brings more than 20 years of experience as a globally recognized leader in technology advocacy. Oxman currently serves as CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association of the payments technology industry, and was appointed to that role in 2012. Over the past seven years, Oxman has led ETA and its 500 global financial and technology member companies through unprecedented industry transformations, and he has served as the voice of the industry to policymakers around the world.
Before ETA, Oxman was Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association, which he joined in 2006, leading multiple departments. Previously, he served as general counsel of an information and communications technology industry trade association and as vice president of a Silicon Valley-based technology company. He also worked at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and implement technology policy for broadband and related communications services. Oxman began his legal career as a law clerk for the Maine Supreme Court, and he is also a former broadcast journalist. He received his B.A. cum laude from Amherst College, and his M.S. and J.D. from Boston University. Oxman lives in Virginia with his wife Annemarie and their two sons.
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