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Paul Misener

Vice President for Global Public Policy, Amazon.com

Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Public Policy, and has served in this position for 16 years. Both an engineer (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1985) and lawyer (J.D., George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001), he is responsible for formulating and representing the company’s public policy positions worldwide, as well as for managing public policy specialists in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Formerly a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Paul also served as Senior Legal Advisor to a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Prior to this government service, he was Intel Corporation’s Manager of Telecommunications and Computer Technology Policy, and leader of the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition.

In the late 1980s, Paul was a policy specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he was a U.S. delegate to several conferences of the ITU. Prior to that, he designed radio communications systems. In 2013, he chaired the technical subcommittee of the FAA’s advisory committee on airplane passenger use of portable electronics.