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Biography

Will Castleberry
Vice President, State Policy and Community Engagement
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Mr. Castleberry manages company's state and local public policy efforts and supports Facebook in developing thoughtful and effective business practices. He works directly with Governors, State Attorneys General and Legislatures to promote the safe and efficient use of social networking. In addition, he manages a team state government consultants to assist in drafting sound internet, IT and business legislation. He has helped draft model legislation to support states' efforts to combat online sexual predation, identity theft spyware, pharming and phishing. He is currently focused on issues concerning privacy, child protection and consumer protection.

From 2005 to 2012 Mr. Castleberry served as the Vice President of Public Policy for AOL Inc where managed a wide array of federal and state issues on behalf of the company. He oversaw the company's state public policy efforts and managed a team of more than 25 federal and state government consultants. Prior to his work at AOL he was a Senior Manager of Government affairs covering the Mid-Atlantic for MCI.

From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Castleberry worked in the Administration of Maryland Governor Parris Glendening in various capacities. During that time Mr. Castleberry served as the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy with the State's Department of Business and Economic Development, and in 2000, he was appointed Director of the State's Office of Global Investment and Technology.

Mr. Castleberry serves on several boards and commissions. He is the President of the State Privacy and Security Coalition an active member of the Internet Alliance, TechNet and is a frequent appointee to the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science. From 1996 to 1999 he served as a member of Maryland's Critical Areas Commission.

Mr. Castleberry holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Business from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business where he has also served as an Adjunct Professor.

Will resides with his wife, Erin, and their three children in Davidsonville Maryland.