Shannon Kellogg is Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon, where he leads the company’s public policy efforts in support of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) business in the Americas. In this role, he drives policy priorities and strategies for AWS throughout the Americas, including the management of public policy and government affairs professionals in the US (at both the federal and state/local levels), Canada, Mexico, and throughout Central and South America. Kellogg and his team focus on issues such as government procurement, IT modernization, cybersecurity, data protection, trade and export control policy, tax policy, artificial intelligence, workforce development, sustainability and renewable energy policy, and healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, and energy sector vertical policy issues.
Prior to joining Amazon in October 2012, Kellogg was Senior Director of Government Affairs for EMC Corporation (now part of Dell Technologies), serving as the head of the company’s public policy and government affairs office in Washington, DC. During his nine-year tenure at EMC and RSA (the Security Division of EMC), Kellogg also served as Director of Information Security Policy and Director of Global Government and Industry Affairs.
At RSA, EMC and now Amazon, Kellogg has played a played a major role in developing and executing policy strategies that have supported the rapid growth of public sector businesses for each corporation. That has included advising company leadership on go-to-market strategies for the public sector, as well as supporting large-scale procurement bids in the US federal and other key government market segments. At Amazon, Kellogg was the first public policy hire for AWS and has helped the public sector business grow into a multi-billion business over the past decade. At RSA, EMC and Amazon, Kellogg has also served a company spokesperson and on a range of topics and policy issues, and is a member of the Global Corporate Affairs (GCA) leadership team at Amazon.
A 23-year veteran of the technology industry, Kellogg also had senior public policy roles at the Business Software Alliance, the Information Technology Association of America and the Global Internet Project before joining RSA/EMC, and then Amazon. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is a Board Member of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and is a Board Member of the Data Center Coalition (DCC). He also currently serves as a Visiting Fellow for the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
Prior to joining the technology sector in 1999, Kellogg was a Program Officer for the International Republican Institute (IRI), where he focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and countries such as Turkey and Mongolia.
Kellogg received his Master of Arts in International Transactions from the George Mason University School of Public Policy in Virginia, and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Park University in Missouri.
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