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Family Online Safety Institute

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David Pierce PDF Print E-mail

David PierceFOSI Chairman
Vice President of Public Affairs


David Pierce has been with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in Washington, DC since November 1990. Currently serving as Vice President, Public Affairs, his primary responsibilities include creating, implementing and coordinating industry-wide public affairs efforts, communications strategies and messaging.

Richard Allan PDF Print E-mail

richard-allenDirector of Policy, EU

Richard Allan joined Facebook in June 2009 to lead the company’s public policy work in Europe. Prior to joining Facebook, Richard was European Government Affairs Director for Cisco from September 2005.


Maureen Cooney PDF Print E-mail

Maureenv CooneySenior Counsel and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer

Maureen Cooney leads Sprint’s Office of Privacy team. Maureen joined Sprint in August 2010 as senior counsel and deputy chief privacy officer. She has more than a decade of privacy leadership as an attorney and policymaker in Washington, DC.

Megan Cristina PDF Print E-mail

megan-cristinaDirector of Trust and Safety
Yahoo! Inc.

Megan’s primary focus, as Director of Trust and Safety for Yahoo!, is engendering trust and ensuring user safety through proactive education programs, advising product teams on safety features and partnering with internet safety experts.

Lisa Felton PDF Print E-mail

Lisa FeltonGlobal Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards

Lisa Felton is currently Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards at Vodafone. Prior to that, she held the position of Global Governance and Strategy Manager and also has 14 years’ experience as a lawyer both within Vodafone and in private practice. Lisa holds an MA from Oxford University in Law and a Masters in International Law of Human Rights.

Susan Fox PDF Print E-mail

susan-foxVice President
Government Relations,
Walt Disney Company

Susan Fox serves as Vice President, Government Relations of the Walt Disney Company. Ms. Fox represents all of Disney’s operating divisions before the federal government, with a particular focus on the issues that affect Disney’s media interest, including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel and the ABC Cable Networks, and the ABC Owned Television Stations.

Natasha Jackson PDF Print E-mail


Head of Content Policy, GSMA

Natasha Jackson, Head of Content Policy at the GSMA, is responsible for public policy and regulatory issues arising from mobile content services. Natasha leads the GSMA's work on promoting responsible self-regulatory approaches to mobile content services. She was responsible for the development of a global code of practice on mobile spam and has recently developed educational toolkits for mobile operators outlining issues and good practice in the areas of age-sensitive commercial content and child protection. She also leads the GSMA's global mobile initiative against child sexual abuse content (child pornography).

Tim Johnson PDF Print E-mail

Vice President of Market Development
BAE Systems Detica

In his position Tim is responsible for defining, developing and advancing Detica’s solution and service messages into the North American commercial operator market. Engaging with the key industry players, Tim provides critical feedback for solution design and development to help meet the growing cyber threats. Tim is tasked with creating partnerships with other industry leaders to develop and deliver a complete solution to address market concerns.

Marcella Logli PDF Print E-mail

jonathan-banksHead of Corporate Identity & Public Relations and General Secretary of the Fondazione Telecom Italia
Telecom Italia Foundation

Since December 18, 2012 Marcella has been Head of Telecom Italia Corporate Identity & Public Relations.

Lynn Majors PDF Print E-mail

richard-allenVice President & Chief Privacy Officer
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Lynn Majors, Chief Privacy Officer for T-Mobile USA, Inc., has over 30 years of combined experience in marketing, technology, and the last 13 years focused on privacy.


Jack McArtney PDF Print E-mail


Director, Corporate & Community Responsibility

Jack McArtney is Verizon’s Director for Corporate and Community Responsibility working closely with parents, educators, wireless and broadband service providers, application developers and industry leaders to advance Verizon's goals of promoting community and family wellness while delivering long-term business and social value through responsible use of Verizon's mobile and broadband networks.

Marian Merritt PDF Print E-mail

Marian Merritt

Internet Safety Advocate 
Symantec Corporation

Marian Merritt provides consumer-friendly insights into technology issues impacting families as Symantec's Internet Safety Advocate. In this role, Marian is the official spokesperson for Symantec's "Norton Connected and Protected Family Safety Initiative," which is dedicated to raising awareness of Internet safety.

Douglas Miller PDF Print E-mail

Rebecca NewtonVice President and Global Privacy Leader
AOL Inc.

Douglas Miller, CIPP, is Vice President and Global Privacy Leader at AOL Inc., overseeing a full spectrum of domestic and global privacy operations including guidance, compliance, education, and planning.  In addition, his team addresses child and teen policy issues and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Rebecca Newton PDF Print E-mail

Rebecca NewtonChief Community & Safety Officer
Mind Candy Ltd.

As Chief Community & Safety Officer at Mind Candy Ltd., Rebecca Newton is responsible for developing, implementing and managing public policy, community, customer services, moderation and safety efforts across a diverse range of services for Mind Candy's digital youth, including, which has over 70 million registered users. 

Brent Olson PDF Print E-mail

brent olsonVice President, Public Policy

Brent Olson serves as Assistant Vice President-Regulatory Policy, Emerging Services and Technologies at AT&T Services, Inc. Mr. Olson's responsibilities at AT&T include helping to develop and coordinate at the federal and state levels SBC's regulatory policies covering emerging technologies, such as broadband, IP-based services, and video technology services.


Lynette T. Owens PDF Print E-mail

Lynette T. OwensGlobal Director of Internet Safety for Kids & Families
Trend Micro

Lynette T. Owens is the founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) program. After many years in technology marketing roles and serving as Associate Vice President of corporate marketing for Trend Micro, Lynette founded the ISKF program in 2008 to help deliver on the company’s vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information. The program is now active in 19 countries.

Bret Perkins PDF Print E-mail

bret-perkinsVice President of External and Government Affairs

Bret Perkins is Vice President of External and Government Affairs. He works closely with Comcast’s business units and government affairs teams to fashion the company’s public policy agenda in the area of national communications and technology policy.

Athena Polydorou PDF Print E-mail

richard-allenExecutive Director
The Wireless Foundation

As the Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation, Athena Polydorou is responsible for its charitable programs that enhance America’s communities through wireless technology. In addition to implementing and managing strategic initiatives at the intersection of mobile with health, education, safety and the environment, Athena builds and maintains cross-industry relationships that support the Foundation’s mission.

Nancie-Lee Robinson PDF Print E-mail

Nancie-Lee RobinsonGeneral Manager of Digital Inclusion

As General Manager of Digital Inclusion in Telstra’s Chief Sustainability Office, Nancie-Lee leads a team that helps Australian customers and communities to connect, participate and interact safely in the digital world, irrespective of age, income, ability, location or disadvantage. This includes responsibility for Telstra’s Cyber Safety strategy, with a focus on supporting parents and families through products, awareness and education. Nancie-Lee has been with Telstra for eight years, and brings to the role a strong background in sustainability policy and governance.

Kim P. Sanchez PDF Print E-mail

kim-sanchezDirector of Privacy and Online Safety
Microsoft Corporation

Kim Sanchez is Director of Privacy and Online Safety in the Trustworthy Computing group at Microsoft Corporation. She is responsible for strategic communications to worldwide consumer and government audiences on Microsoft's work in computer privacy, security and online safety.


Thierry Taboy PDF Print E-mail

Thierry TaboyVice President of Corporate Social Responsibility

Thierry Taboy is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Orange. Since 2009, he is responsible for all HR and social/societal issues.

Patricia E. Vance PDF Print E-mail


Entertainment Software Rating Board

Patricia Vance was appointed president of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in November 2002. As president, she is responsible for overseeing and enforcing the computer and video game industry’s self-regulatory practices. This includes ensuring that video game consumers have effective tools with which to make educated purchase decisions.

Brian Webb PDF Print E-mail


Head of Internet Customer Security & Specialist Services

Brian is responsible for BT's Internet acceptable use policy and its enforcement for BT's 4 million plus customer base across BT's Internet access products. Within BT Brian works as part of its child Internet safety steering group and the corporate responsibility group on social impacts of the Internet. He represents BT on the board of FOSI, the funding council of the Internet Watch Foundation and on the UK Council for Child Internet Safety public awareness committee.



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