Shannon Kellogg is Director 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 manages government affairs professionals in Canada, the United States (federal and state levels), and in Latin America, and focuses on issues such as cloud computing, cyber security, procurement policy, and renewable energy.
Prior to joining Amazon in October 2012, Kellogg was Senior Director of Government Affairs for EMC Corporation, serving as the head of the company’s public policy 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.
A nearly 19-year veteran of the IT industry, Kellogg previously 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. Kellogg also was a founding member of the non-profit organization, the National Cyber Security Alliance, serving on the Alliance’s board from 2004 – 2011, including as Board Chairman and Treasurer. He currently serves a Board Member of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Renewable Energy.
Prior to joining the IT industry in 1999, he served as a Program Officer at the International Republican Institute during the 1990s, focusing on North Africa and Middle East, as well as countries such as Mongolia and Turkey.
Kellogg received his Master of Arts in International Transactions from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.