|From||United States of America|
|Birth||1 January 1965|
Colin Crowell is the Head of Global Public Policy at Twitter. He is a telecommunications and Internet technology policy expert in Washington, D.C., who worked for over two decades for Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. From 2009 to 2010, Crowell served as Senior Counselor to Julius Genachowski, the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2010, he founded Crowell Strategies, a strategic consulting and public relations firm specializing in high-tech issues.
Crowell has been profiled in the Washington Post, and has been quoted widely regarding technology and telecommunications policy.
He has been called "one of the most influential tech policy operatives you've never heard of" whose "fingerprints are all over some of the biggest technology and telecommunications statutes of the last two decades"; “an influential expert in the politics and policy of technology”; "a walking encyclopedia on the arcane details of tech and telecom statutes"; with “an unrivaled understanding of telecommunications law and history” and knowledge of “telecommunications and Congress unrivaled in Washington.”
Crowell is considered to be “a major architect of the FCC”s broadband plan,” and a key participant in drafting the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
In lawmaking, he was considered "a leading figure in… developing compromise," and an advocate for consumers and the public interest.
FCC Chairman Genachowski said: "No government staffer has done more to positively shape federal telecommunications policy over the past 25 years.” Genachowski called Crowell “indispensable to every key decision we've made,” possessing a “rare combination of policy smarts, wise counsel, and communications expertise.”
While consulting at Crowell Strategies, Crowell advised tech companies as well as nonprofits and foundations on telecommunications policy. Beyond telecommunications policy, Crowell advised Google on green technology and clean energy issues.[[File:]]
Crowell speaks widely on high technology policy, addressing the SXSW Interactive conference in March 2011, and scheduled to speak at the National Conference on Media Reform in Boston in April.
Crowell graduated from Boston College with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Computer Science.