Craig Spiezle

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Craig Spiezle
Executive Director & President


Craig is a recognized authority on trust and the convergence of privacy, security and interactive marketing promoting responsible privacy practices, balanced public policy and data stewardship. Since founding the OTA in 2005 and serving as CEO and Executive Director since 2009, Craig has expanded OTA internationally, championing best practices to help protect consumer trust and promote the importance of innovation and the role of meaningful self-regulation.  Craig frequently briefs members of Congress and international policy makers driving awareness of best practices by both the public and private sectors and importance of internet governance.  Under Craig’s leadership OTA formed the IoT Trustworthy Working Group and the first international coalition of stakeholders chartered with the formation of a security, privacy and sustainability framework. Prior to OTA, Craig spent over a decade at Microsoft driving development of brand protection, anti-spam, anti-phishing and privacy enabling technologies.  Spiezle holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Seattle University. Craig is on the board of the Identity Theft Council past member of the FCC CSRIC and a member of InfraGard, the IAPP and APWG.


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