Adam manages Google’s U.S. public policy and issues team, where he leads the company’s federal public policy strategy on issues including privacy, security, copyright, telecommunications, child online safety, patent reform, and other issues. He previously managed the company’s public policy campaigns, and led the company’s public affairs and public policy strategy on antitrust and competition issues, including development of key messaging; outreach to regulatory agencies, academics and consumer groups; and the company’s strategy surrounding the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation. Before that he led Google’s public policy communications team in Washington, D.C. and California, managing public affairs strategies for the company related to telecommunications and wireless policy, intellectual property, privacy, economic growth and innovation, and political advertising issues. Adam launched Google’s Public Policy Blog, and created the company’s “Google D.C. Talks” thought leadership seminar series.
Before joining Google in January 2007, Adam served as an Assistant Vice President at Dittus Communications and Communications Director at the Information Technology Industry Council, handling technology policy communications in both positions. An expert in using new media communications strategies, Adam created “Potomac Flacks,” a well-read blog about the Washington, D.C. public relations world.
Adam served as a press secretary in both the House and Senate as well as a communications strategist on major presidential, Senate and House campaigns. He was spokesman for former Rep. Cal Dooley (D-CA), a founder of the moderate New Democrat Coalition; for Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), in the Senate and on his 2004 presidential campaign; and for 2004 South Carolina Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum.
Adam serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Information Technology Industry Council
Adam is a 1999 graduate of Harvard University. He is originally from Bakersfield, California and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and son.