Link Hoewing is Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, the country's largest telecommunications provider. Verizon was formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. He is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and Technology industry issues. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Mr. Hoewing develops relationships with high technology industry members, interactive technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. He frequently delivers public discourses on high technology issues. Amidst his various and pertinent duties at Verizon, Link has taken the time to write articles on using the Internet in the public policy process.
Link's prior responsibilities include three years in the External Affairs positions at Bell Atlantic and Telecom in New Zealand. In New Zealand he was responsible for negotiating Verizon's agreements between carriers, promoting the sale of New Zealand's Telecom stock and working on inter-connection policies with the Government. He helped developed the company's Consumer policies and improved their customer service.
He also served eight years as a Congressional Legislative Aide and Deputy Staff Director on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. As Deputy Staff Director he managed the scheduling of hearings, committee legislative structures, and oversight and budget authorization procedures. He initiated oversight hearings on defense programs that resulted in major reform to the management of defense programs.
Link Hoewing has a Bachelor's degree from Carthage College and a Master's degree in Public Administration from American University.