Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: BRIAN HUSEMAN
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC POLICY, AMAZON.COM, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Huseman is one of the most prominent representatives of Amazon.com in Arlington, where the e-tailer held a grand opening for the first buildings on its HQ2 East Coast headquarters campus in June.
A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and associate general counsel for the Federal Trade Commission, Huseman leads Amazon’s federal lobbying work and its community engagement efforts in the Western Hemisphere, including a project to make ocean shipping environmentally cleaner. In Virginia, Amazon has more than 36,000 employees, and HQ2’s Metropolitan Park will have about 8,000 workers moved in by the end of 2023.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the University of Nebraska, Huseman serves on numerous professional and community boards, including the Information Technology Industry Council, Signature Theatre and the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, for which he is board president. He also was part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Steering Committee, which created the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s economic development plan for the state.
FIRST JOB: Working for Walmart in my Oklahoma hometown. It’s where I learned the importance of a customer service mindset.