Shane Tews is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI’s) Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, where she works primarily on cybersecurity and internet governance issues. She is also an outside policy consultant at Vrge Strategies (formerly 463 Communications), a firm that advises high-tech organizations on internet policies.
Ms. Tews managed internet security and domain issues as vice president of global policy for Verisign Inc. She is currently vice-chair of the board of directors of the Internet Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a decentralized global internet. Ms. Tews began her career in the George H. W. Bush White House, in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and at the US Department of Transportation. She then moved to Capitol Hill as a legislative director for a member of Congress.
Ms. Tews studied communications at Arizona State University and at American University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies with an emphasis on communications and political science.