Brett DeWitt is the Director of Public Policy at Mastercard and oversees a broad range of technology policy issues, including: cybersecurity, privacy, fintech, digital identity and data protection.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Brett served over a decade in the U.S. Congress at all levels, including House Leadership offices, personal member offices and committee staff. Most recently, Brett was the staff director of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee where he was the top advisor to Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on all policy issues related to cybersecurity, data protection, privacy and security technologies. In his capacity as staff director, Brett successfully led the efforts to pass several major cybersecurity bills in congress, including the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, which is widely recognized as the most significant piece of federal cyber-related legislation passed to date.
Brett is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a BA in political science and a minor in public affairs. Brett also graduated from the U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff.