Gideon Lett, Vice President for Political & Government Affairs
Gideon serves as Vice President for Political and Government Affairs at TechNet. Based in Silicon Valley, he leads political efforts nationally, and works to bridge the relationship gap between technology industry executives and the United States Congress. Prior to his work in California, Gideon was a Senior Associate at APCO Worldwide in the firm’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Gideon focused his practice on issues management strategy and implementation for Fortune 50 companies and leading trade associations, working to achieve favorable business, policy and public opinion outcomes. Gideon previously served as Director of Political Operations for the National Association of Home Builders during one of the industry’s most vibrant and dynamic periods. He led NAHB’s federal political mobilization efforts and advised many of the group’s 800 state and local associations on legislative and political strategy. Gideon also served as a senior political aide to numerous public officials, including former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, now Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, among others. Gideon studied public administration at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.