Brian Bieron, President of Bieron Communications, is one of the most experienced and innovative public policy and government relations experts in the Internet, technology and trade industries. During his 15 years with eBay as Executive Director of Global Public Policy, he was the company’s top public policy expert, strategist, political communications leader, and founder of the eBay Public Policy Lab. He has published and spoken on a broad variety of issues at the nexus of technology and commerce including taxation, telecommunications, customs, and intellectual property.
Bieron led eBay’s US Government Relations Team in Washington, DC from 2004 to 2012, overseeing eBay staff, outside lobbying firms, a DC-based PR firm, various trade associations and a federal political action committee. These resources were focused on issues important to eBay and its community of users, including sales tax collection on the Internet, net neutrality, proposals to ISP third-party liability, and cross-border trade policies impacting small businesses.
Prior to joining eBay, Bieron spent three-and-a-half years as a Director at Clark & Weinstock, one of Washington’s leading bipartisan lobbying and consulting firms. He supported a wide range of clients, including leading technology, telecommunications, and financial services companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, PhRMA, NASDAQ, and eBay. He also spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staff person, including service as Policy Director for House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, where he played a lead role on key congressional trade and technology issues.
Mr. Bieron is a magna cum laude Bachelor of Arts graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and received a Masters in International Affairs from George Washington University. He lives in Springfield, Virginia with his wife Kim Bieron, son James and daughters Julianne and Allison.