Tom Manatos is the Director of Government Affairs at The Internet Association, a trade association representing America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. For the 11 years prior to his time at the Internet Association, Tom was a liaison to House Democrats on behalf of Speaker of the House and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He dealt with Members of Congress on a full range of issues that came before the House of Representatives including historic legislation such as Healthcare Reform, Wall Street Reform, and the Recovery Act. Tom also worked with Senators, Members of Congress, Obama Administration officials, statewide and local elected officials through his work on the President’s Inaugural, the President’s campaign, and at the DNC. During Tom’s nine years with Pelosi he served in the Speaker’s member services office, outreach and advance offices, and Pelosi’s Democratic leader and Democratic whip offices. Prior to his time with Speaker Pelosi, Tom served as acting Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and was in the advance office at the Gore/Lieberman national campaign headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom was born and raised in the Washington, DC area in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He obtained his masters degree in government from Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2010. He resides with his wife, Dana and children Andrew and Alexis in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dana Edwards Manatos
Dana Edwards Manatos began her career with President George W. Bush at The White House in 2003. As Senior Trip Coordinator in the Office of Presidential Advance, Dana was responsible for coordinating and organizing all logistics for Presidential travel both domestically and internationally. In 2005, Dana was promoted to Associate Director of Public Liaison. Her primary responsibility was to highlight the President's message and participate in ongoing outreach to various constituent groups to create coalitions and gather issue-based support. In August of 2007, Dana resigned from The White House and government service to run her 93 year old family chocolate business. Today, Dana is the Vice President of Operations for Edward Marc Chocolatier. Dana was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. She resides with her husband, Tom and children Andrew and Alexis in Bethesda, Maryland.