Alan is responsible for leading Mozilla’s public policy work promoting an open Internet and a healthy web around the world. He also supervises a trust and security team promoting innovative privacy and security features that put people in control of their online lives.
Prior to Mozilla, Alan was a Senior Program Fellow with New America in Washington D.C. and a Mozilla Fellow. Until early 2017, he served as the first Director of Digital Economy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he led the Department’s efforts on Internet and digital economy policy.
Earlier, Alan opened Google’s public policy office in Washington D.C. and scaled its policy team in the US. He led the company’s public policy and government relations efforts in North and South America for seven years. He has also held a number of public interest leadership roles, serving as Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute and early in his career as Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.