Shannon Kellogg is Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon, where he leads the company’s public policy efforts in support of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) business in the Americas. In this role, he manages government affairs professionals in Canada, throughout the US (federal and state levels) and in Latin America. Kellogg and his team focus on issues such as cloud computing, cyber security, data protection, artificial intelligence/machine learning, procurement policy, regulated industries, and renewable energy issues.
Prior to joining Amazon in October 2012, Kellogg was Senior Director of Government Affairs for EMC Corporation, serving as the head of the company’s public policy office in Washington, DC. During his nine-year tenure at EMC and RSA (the Security Division of EMC), Kellogg also served as Director of Information Security Policy and Director of Global Government and Industry Affairs.
A 20-year veteran of the IT industry, Kellogg previously had senior public policy roles at the Business Software Alliance, the Information Technology Association of America and the Global Internet Project, before joining RSA/EMC. Kellogg also was a founding member of the National Cyber Security Alliance, serving on the Alliance’s board from 2004 – 2011, including as Board Chairman and Treasurer. He also currently serves as a Board Member of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, is a Board Member and Board Secretary of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and also currently serves as a Visiting Fellow for the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
Prior to joining the technology industry in 1999, Kellogg served as a Program Officer for the International Republican Institute (IRI), working on countries such as Mongolia and Turkey. Kellogg received his Master of Arts in International Transactions from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.