Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced Meghan Dorn has joined TechNet as a Federal Policy Manager. Dorn will play a key role in driving TechNet’s federal policy program. In addition, Emily Hickman has also joined the organization and will serve as Federal Policy and Government Relations Staff Assistant.

“TechNet continues to grow and the additions of Meghan and Emily to our Federal program will help us be even more effective in our advocacy across Washington, D.C.,” said Linda Moore, TechNet President and CEO. “Meghan’s tech policy experience on Capitol Hill and within the innovation economy will be invaluable to our team. We are also excited that Emily is joining our team full time after impressing us as a summer intern. She has a bright future ahead.”

Dorn joins TechNet with years of experience in technology policy. She most recently worked as a public policy manager at Argo AI, a TechNet member company. At Argo AI, Dorn served as the lead liaison for the company with Senate Republicans, including working with lawmakers on a federal framework for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles nationwide. She also developed and managed policy plans for Argo AI around artificial intelligence, intellectual property, antitrust regulations, and immigration.

Before joining Argo AI, Dorn worked in several roles for Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), including as a legislative assistant overseeing the transportation, technology, telecommunications, infrastructure, housing, and appropriations policy portfolio for the Senator. Dorn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations and Political Science.

“I’ve worked alongside TechNet for years and seen the great work the organization has done in advancing policies that create jobs and strengthen American innovation and competitiveness,” said Dorn. “I’m excited to join the team and drive advocacy efforts on behalf of all of TechNet’s members.”

Hickman will support TechNet’s federal advocacy efforts and oversee event coordination. Hickman most recently served as an intern at TechNet. She’s a recent graduate of Miami University in Ohio, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Professional Writing and Journalism.