noah theranNoah Theran, who directed communications for the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, has plugged into The Internet Association in Washington, D.C., to speak for top tech companies like Amazon, Uber, Google, Airbnb and Facebook.

TIA was set up in 2012 to handle lobbying and PR for sector in the capital. Theran heads the group's communications  "as Internet companies look to engage the public and policymakers on issues important to our industry," said CEO Michael Beckerman.

Theran worked PR for the former Private Equity Council and picked up a Silver Anvil Award through the industry's 2011-2 turn in the spotlight amid Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

He was previously with Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications in DC. 

In recent months, TIA has pushed Virginia to revoke a ban on taxi and ridesharing services Uber and Lyft, advocated for patent reform at the federal level. It handed out its first Congressional Internet Freedom Awards in February to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).