William Rinehart is the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum. He specializes in telecommunication, Internet, and data policy, with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation. He comes to the Forum from TechFreedom, where he was a Research Fellow. He was also previously the Director of Operations at the International Center for Law & Economics.
In 2009, Rinehart was a Koch Summer Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation, concentrating on advertising policy and Internet governance. In 2008, he was a Research Associate at the Illinois Policy Institute, where he studied state-level budget, energy and tax issues. Additionally, he worked for the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement as the Research Assistant in Technology and Civic Engagement.
Rinehart is currently a Fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry. Additionally, he serves on the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Committee and Consumer Advocacy Committee.