Ph.D. Philosophy, Indiana University
Mark MacCarthy joined the Software and Information Industry Association in February 2011 as vice president for public policy. He directs the association's public policy initiatives in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, information privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and the promotion of educational technology. He also is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in information privacy and tech policy in the communication, culture, and technology program, and courses in political philosophy in the philosophy department. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler Walker Group and Capital Cities/ABC and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.