Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced David Zapolsky, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and General Counsel at Amazon, joined its Executive Council. In addition, Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box, has been reelected to TechNet’s Executive Council. Both David and Aaron will serve two-year terms.

“David’s broad range of responsibilities and expertise will be a great addition to our Executive Council. His knowledge of the key issues driving our industry, from artificial intelligence to privacy to workforce and global trade, will help TechNet advance policies that create jobs, strengthen our economy, and enable us win the next era of innovation. I am excited to welcome David to our Executive Council,” said Linda Moore, TechNet President and CEO. “I am also thrilled that Aaron Levie will remain on our Executive Council for another term. Aaron has been a key leader for our organization since he joined our Executive Council in 2016, and I look forward to continuing to work with him to help guide our organization and industry forward.”

As Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy and General Counsel, Zapolsky manages a broad range of domestic and international legal, policy, compliance, and regulatory affairs for the company. Before assuming his current position, he served for more than 23 years in a variety of legal and policy roles at Amazon, including as General Counsel since 2012.

“I am excited to join TechNet and work alongside leaders on the Executive Council who share our goals of empowering America’s workforce, creating new opportunities in communities across the country, and advancing smart policies that propel our industry and the American economy forward. I look forward to working more closely with TechNet’s leaders and the Executive Council,” said Zapolsky.

Prior to joining Amazon in 1999, Zapolsky was a litigation partner in the Seattle offices of Dorsey & Whitney and Bogle & Gates. He moved to Seattle in 1994 from New York, where he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, focusing primarily on sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence prosecutions, and as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he practiced securities litigation and white-collar defense. He is a graduate of Berkeley Law and Columbia College.

Levie is Co-Founder and CEO at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind the Box product and platform strategy, incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Levie leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served on the Board of Directors since April 2005. Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.

Zapolsky joins other tech industry leaders on TechNet’s Executive Council, including:

  • Ed Knight: Chairman, TechNet; Executive Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Aparna Bawa: Vice Chair, TechNet; Chief Operating Officer, Zoom
  • John Chambers: Co-Founder, TechNet; Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures; Chairman Emeritus, Cisco
  • John Doerr: Co-Founder, TechNet; Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
  • Steve Case: Chairman and CEO, Revolution
  • Craig Glidden: Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, General Motors
  • Michael Gregoire: Partner and Managing Director, Brighton Park Capital
  • Terry Howerton: Co-Founder and CEO, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Aaron Levie: Co-Founder and CEO, Box
  • Jeff Maggioncalda: CEO, Coursera
  • Kerry McLean: Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Intuit
  • Kim Polese: Chairman, CrowdSmart
  • Kent Walker: President, Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Google