Tammy Cota is executive director of the Internet Coalition. Cota previously worked as executive director of a D.C.-based internet association and has lobbied on privacy, tax and e-commerce issues in the 50-states since the early 90s. Cota graduated summa cum laude from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where she studied computer networking and PC support. She is also an associate with LEONINE FOCUS, and has been a member of the FOCUS team in various roles since 1991, including representing clients before the Vermont Legislature regarding privacy, technology, tax, health care, recycling and product distribution.