Fast Chat: The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman

Head lobbyist for 14 Web giants readies for new Congress

There is no shortage of clout to back up Michael Beckerman, who heads up three-month-old The Internet Association as president and CEO. The trade association launched officially in September and counts as members 14 Web giants with deep financial pockets and influence, including Google, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Zynga. Adweek caught up with Beckerman in TIA's new downtown Washington, D.C. office, where he and four others were still unpacking boxes.