About The Crowell Group
Colin Crowell is an international tech policy consultant and the former Vice President of Global Public Policy, Government, & Philanthropy at Twitter. During his 8+ years at Twitter, Colin built an award-winning philanthropy program and engaged with global policymakers and civil society on a range of Internet policy issues.
Prior to joining Twitter, Colin worked in the Obama Administration as Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Before working at the FCC, Colin spent more than two decades on Capitol Hill drafting telecommunications and Internet laws on the committee staff of then-U.S. Representative (now Senator) Ed Markey (D-MA). Colin was Sen. Markey’s top staffer during consideration of numerous foundational laws for the Internet era, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which included so-called “Section 230” and the “E-Rate program.” The E-Rate is responsible for originally connecting and now subsidizing high speed broadband connections to America’s K-12 school classrooms and public libraries.
Colin was the 2020 Commencement Speaker at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Colin is the U.S. Representative for the International Fund for Public Interest Media.
In addition, Colin acts as a Senior Advisor to the following organizations:
- The Geneva-based Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
- The U.S. Future of Tech Commission, which is an independent, bipartisan working group of civic leaders developing a national tech policy framework for the country.
- Common Sense Media, a leading child advocacy organization.
From 1986 to 1989, Colin was a Jesuit International Volunteer in Arequipa, Peru. Today, Colin serves as a national Board Member for the Catholic Volunteer Network, which promotes full-time domestic and international faith-inspired volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills.
Colin is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Political Science and a minor concentration in Computer Science.