ACT | The App Association Turns 20

This year, ACT | The App Association turns the big 2-0.

To commemorate two decades of service and advocacy, we take a walk down memory lane with the App Association staff who work tirelessly on the issues that impact and influence the developer community. These are the people responsible for making sure the App Association remains a strong and trusted voice on behalf of the innovative app developers and tech small businesses that drive the $950 billion app economy.

While the appearance of the app ecosystem has evolved significantly over the past 20 years, we think the App Association team still looks as good as they did back in 1998.

(Well, we might be a little bit biased…)

Fasten your seat belts, folks. It’s time for a major throwback.

 

Mike Sax

                      

Mike Sax is the App Association’s founder and chairman of the board of directors. He’s always exploring new opportunities to improve tech policy.

 

 

Jonathan Zuck

                     

Jonathan Zuck, fondly called JZ, was the very first president of the App Association, and serves on the board of directors. In addition to caring deeply about tech policy issues, JZ is also a filmmaker.

 

 

Morgan Reed

                     

As the president of the App Association, Morgan is the captain of the ship. He leads our advocacy efforts and is regularly called before Congress to testify as a subject matter expert on issues ranging from telehealth, to data privacy, lawful access to data, among others.

 

 

René Adam

                    

René is the App Association’s chief financial officer and resident Louisianan. He handles all of the App Association’s finances – including financial planning, record keeping, and financial reporting.

 

 

Melissa Lee

                     

Melissa is the App Association’s special advisor and has been correcting apostrophes and providing strategic advice since 2006.

 

 

Chelsea Thomas

                    

Chelsea is the App Association’s executive director and manages the day to day activities of the App Association. All. The. Things.

 

 

Kimberly Huey 

                     

As director of administration, Kimberly is responsible for the App Association’s bookkeeping and human resources, and in her free time, is a general cat herder.

 

 

Brian Scarpelli

                    

Brian is our senior global policy counsel. When he’s not leading the App Association’s advocacy on standard essential patents, intellectual property rights, accessibility, and connected health, he’s leading the pack on Pokémon Go.

 

 

Graham Dufault

                    

As senior director for public policy, Graham leads the App Association’s policy initiatives and education efforts before Congress – from encryption and connected vehicles to intellectual property and broadband deployment.

 

Roya Stephens

                    

As director of communications, Roya leads strategic communications efforts and serves as the voice of the App Association to the press and the public. She’s kept mum on her history as a synchronized swimmer for twenty years… until now.

 

 

Alex Cooke

                    

As director of membership, Alex oversees membership activities, lame jokes, and leads the membership team in supporting, promoting, and educating the App Association’s awesome members.

 

 

Joel Thayer

                       

Joel is the App Association’s policy counsel and works on legal and regulatory issues related to telecom, privacy, trade, and competition.

 

 

Nick Miller

                    

As membership manager, Nick handles most of the day-to-day communication and support for the App Association’s members.

 

 

Caitlin Irr

                    

Caitlin is the App Association’s membership coordinator covers everything from Twitter, the Tech Swamp podcast (subscribe, please!), and more than few things in between! 

 

 

Eric Gagnier

                    

As creative director, Eric works closely with the App Association’s membership and communications teams to produce infographics, illustrations, reports, and a host of creative content that makes the App Association’s education and advocacy efforts look cool.

 

 

Debbie Rose

                    

As the App Association’s intellectual property (IP) fellow, Debbie keeps App Association members informed about the IP issues affecting the app industry. She works with program partners to support legislative efforts to protect IP rights and educates Congress and federal agencies on the importance of IP to the app economy.

 

 

Tye Smith

                     

As the App Association’s office assistant, Tye helps with all things admin, logistics, and keeping the office running – and she’s also a professional vacationer.

By |2018-06-08T11:36:29+00:00June 6th, 2018|