Steve DelBianco | Executive Director
As Executive Director, Steve works with NetChoice members to set and execute the NetChoice’s agenda.
Steve has become a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation. He’s provided expert testimony in eight Congressional hearings and in dozens of state legislative hearings.
For over a decade, Steve has been a powerful advocate for NetChoice positions at the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Legislative Exchange Council, where he was named Private Sector Member of the Year. Moreover, Steve regularly enters the lion’s den at the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, where he’s the lone opponent of new tax burdens on Internet commerce.
Regarding Internet governance, Steve protects NetChoice member interests at ICANN, where he’s twice been elected as policy chair for the Business Constituency. He’s participated in all five meetings of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and is a leader and organizer at the IGF-USA.
Steve is frequently quoted on technology issues in the media, including a segment on 60 Minutes to expose barriers to innovation in residential real estate.
Before his work at NetChoice, Steve was founder and president of Financial Dynamics, an IT consulting firm that he led through the evolution of industry trends. Under Steve’s leadership, Financial Dynamics grew to over $20 million in revenues by 1997, when it was acquired by a national firm. Today, Steve continues to advise and invest in early stage companies as a partner in venture capital funds. In addition, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Steve holds degrees in Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School. He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife and three children, where he is active in community government.
Carl Szabo | Policy Counsel
Carl Szabo is an expert in communications and Internet policy. As Policy Counsel, he analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies.
Carl was an intellectual property attorney at the lawfirm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon where he advised clients on privacy, Internet, e-commerce, and contractual matters. He also worked at the law-firms of Venable and Arnold & Porter.
Carl also worked on copyright, trademark, and anti-piracy both for Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
Before law school, Carl worked at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the staff of Commissioner Orson Swindle, where he helped create and implement the FTC’s Consumer Information Security Outreach Plan and assisted the White House in establishing the National Strategy for Cyber Security.
Carl obtained his J.D. and Communications Law Certificate from the Catholic University of America, magna cum laude, and Carl obtained his B.A. in Economics, Managerial Studies, and Policy Studies from Rice University. Carl is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC.