President and CEO
Linda Moore is the President and CEO of TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy. As President and CEO, Linda leads at the intersection of business, policy, and politics, bringing together CEOs, policymakers, business leaders, and technology experts to develop policy and drive outcomes to ensure the U.S. wins the next era of innovation. During her tenure, TechNet has become what WIRED magazine described as “tech’s most powerful advocacy group.” With 100 member companies employing over 4.2 million people and countless customers across IT, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, transportation, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance, TechNet is the voice of the innovation economy in Washington and all 50 state capitals across America.
In recent years, TechNet has worked with Congress and the Biden administration to lay the foundation for reclaiming America’s global leadership in innovation. TechNet played a significant role in helping to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to modernize our cities and towns; the CHIPS and Science Act to onshore semiconductor manufacturing and establish regional tech hubs across the country; and the Inflation Reduction Act to fight climate change. TechNet has unified the business community in championing the need for a federal data privacy law through its “United for Privacy” campaign, and leads the tech industry’s “AI for America” initiative, which educates policymakers and consumers on the role AI plays in improving lives, growing the economy, and keeping us safe.
Drawing on her years of experience in national political campaigns, Linda established TechNet’s award-winning 50-state advocacy program, which is unparalleled in size and expertise among trade associations. With offices in seven cities and regional executive directors across the country, TechNet engaged on 477 bills in 50 states in 2023 with an 82% success rate on issues such as data privacy, content moderation, online marketplaces, gig economy, autonomous vehicles, taxation, anti-discrimination initiatives, broadband expansion, STEM education funding, clean energy, and more.
Linda has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper and the Institute of Lobbying and Ethics. As a leading advocate for the innovation economy, Linda is a sought-after speaker on the leading role technology plays in advancing the U.S. economy, fostering growth, and enhancing our global competitiveness while improving the quality of life for the American people. She appears frequently on national television and in major media outlets to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing the tech industry and its impact on our economy and society.
A veteran of The White House, Capitol Hill, and five presidential campaigns, Linda has a long history in moderate Democratic politics. She served as Field Director for the Democratic Leadership Council, Deputy Political Director of the Clinton White House, and Senior Advisor to Indiana Senator Evan Bayh. Linda was also a Resident Fellow at Harvard Institute of Politics, where she led a weekly seminar on the decline of centrists and the increase of polarization in both parties and its impact on policy and politics. She was appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Linda serves on the board of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition. A native Texan, Linda is a 1984 graduate of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin and is a member of the Advisory Council of UT’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.