Evan Swarztrauber

Evan Swarztrauber

Evan is a director at Clout Public Affairs, where he advises clients on public affairs strategies with a focus on technology and telecom regulation.

Evan most recently served at the Federal Communications Commission as Policy Advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai. In that role, he led public affairs campaigns on all major policy initiatives and managed external affairs with a wide range of stakeholders. Prior to that, he served as Policy Advisor to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, where he led policy on media regulation and workforce development and managed communications and outreach. He also founded and hosted the FCC’s official podcast.

Before joining the FCC, Evan was Director of Public Affairs at TechFreedom. In that role, he managed the organization’s communications and outreach teams and represented the organization in a diverse array of policy coalitions. He also led policy on a variety of issues, including media ownership and video marketplace competition.

Additionally, he co-founded and hosted the Tech Policy Podcast from its launch in January of 2016 to his departure from the organization. He has also published articles on a variety of tech policy matters for various publications. Prior to his work at TechFreedom, Evan served as a communications staffer in the New York State Assembly and worked on various political campaigns in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University.