Payton Iheme is the U.S. Public Policy Manager at Facebook. She focuses on a broad set of policy issues that include the Internet, cybersecurity, data privacy, and strategic partnerships to include diversity, veterans, and community building. Prior to her current role, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Communication Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Payton has also held various roles in Congress as a legislative liaison and specialized in defense, intelligence, and special access programs for Members on the Senate Intelligence, Armed Services, and Foreign Relations Committees. Payton has broad experience in the national security sector, public/private partnerships, and with international relations strategy. She also served as a commissioned officer in the Army’s special operations and humanitarian assistance elements supporting the Department of Defense. She holds degrees from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in Government policy from the George Washington University.