Speakers

David Tessler

David Tessler

Public Policy Manager, Facebook

David Tessler is the Public Policy Manager at Facebook, joining the company after nearly 20 years in public service. Prior to joining Facebook, Tessler served as the Deputy Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. 

While in government, Tessler worked to shape policy on the most sensitive national security and foreign policy challenges, including counter-terrorism, and crisis management, countering the hybrid threat of cyber-warfare and disinformation, combating aspiring nuclear states, strengthening cooperation with the European Union, and developing “smart” sanctions to confront hostile states and sub-state actors.