Bio: Will Doherty
As the founder and initial Executive Director of the Online Policy Group,
Will Doherty has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting and expanding rights
of access, privacy, and safety on the Internet.
Doherty has also worked since
March 2004 as the Executive Director of
VerifiedVoting.org & Verified Voting Foundation, an organization championing reliable and publicly
verifiable elections. Before that,
Doherty was the Online Activist, then the Media Relations Director
of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Prior to founding the Online Policy Group, he served as the
Director of Online Community Development
at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where
he focused on the online rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender communities. He managed GLAAD's Digital Media Resource
Center in San Francisco, cultivating strategic partnerships in Silicon Valley and
Will Doherty has twenty years of experience as a computing consultant and online
activist. In the early 1980's, he worked on the ARPANET, precursor of the Internet.
He served as the Globalization Operations Manager at Sybase, Inc., and as a
Localization Program Manager and a Technical Writer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
He has designed and implemented Internet strategies and websites for dozens of
nonprofit community and advocacy organizations. Will Doherty holds an MBA from
Golden Gate University and a BS in Computer Science and Writing from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
You can send email to Will Doherty at
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