Brett McDowell

Executive Director Hedera Council & Special Advisor FIDO Alliance

Brett brings over 20 years of IT industry coalition experience, and is the Founding Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Hedera Governing Council. He has had founding executive roles at the Kantara Initiative, IDESG,, and FIDO Alliance, where he still serves as an advisor. In addition, he has extensive multi-stakeholder governance experience, having served on the board or advisory board of MAAWG, NCSA, StopBadWare, and PCI SSC, among other industry coalitions. Brett is a fellow at the UMASS Center for Digital Government, a member of the US Federal Reserve Bank’s Mobile Payments Industry Working Group and a recipient of the 2019 Top 50 Tech Leaders award from InterCon.

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