Amol S. Naik

Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Government Affairs and Community Engagement
Ting Internet


Amol Naik, SVP of public policy, government affairs and community engagement for Ting Internet division of Tucows, is a government affairs executive and public policy lawyer with deep expertise in technology and infrastructure policy developed over 18 years at senior levels in both the private sector and government. He led the passage of the first two "One Touch Make Ready" telecommunications reforms in the United States and spearheaded the passage of Clean Energy Atlanta, a community-wide commitment to 100% Clean Energy by 2035.

At Ting, he leads the national public policy team for the rapidly growing internet service provider, with responsibility for all public policy advocacy at the federal, state and local levels as well as evaluating new markets and collaborating with communities on large scale infrastructure projects such as building citywide fiber to the premises networks.

Naik has also held senior policy and legal roles at Google, leading state and local government affairs in the Southeast and Google Fiber’s external affairs efforts in the eastern U.S. He began his career at Google in its Washington, D.C., office as the company's first political lawyer. Most recently, he was a principal of the global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, where he led the firm's southeastern U.S. public policy practice. He also served as the City of Atlanta’s chief resilience officer and as a senior adviser to the mayor, leading the 30-member team responsible for implementing the city's public policy priorities.

Naik maintains deep civic ties in Atlanta, serving on the board of directors of the Atlanta Regional Commission and on the board of councilors of the Carter Center. During the 2020 presidential campaign, he was an adviser to Biden for President on Georgia infrastructure issues. In 2017, he served on the City of Atlanta's mayoral transition team. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and LEAD Atlanta and is in the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2023. The Atlanta Business Chronicle selected him as a 40 under 40 honoree, and the Daily Report designated him as one of the top 10 lawyers under 40 in Georgia.

Naik also has extensive international experience, including a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellowship; residence in Accra, Ghana, as a Google leadership fellow and participation in American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegations to four different continents. He also serves as a trustee of ACYPL.

MAY 1–4, 2023

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