On Tuesday, TechNet said that Vice President Connie Correll was leaving to join the Bush administration as a senior adviser at the Commerce Department. Correll previously worked on Capitol Hill as a press aide to two Republican politicians.
"Connie's departure will be a loss for TechNet, but it's a win for the Bush administration," Rick White, head of TechNet, said in a statement. "Connie has played a critical role in TechNet's recent success. Her management style, her political sense, and her vast network of business, political and media contacts have been truly invaluable."
White previously was a Republican congressman from Washington state. He was elected in 1994 and won re-election in 1996, but was defeated in 1998.
On the Democratic side, TechNet employs Donald Fowler, a former national director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000.
TechNet?s top issues are education, free trade,, and opposing proposals to force companies to account for stock options as an expense. TechNet has not taken a position on some of the wildly copyright proposals in Congress or privacy-related proposals.
Members of TechNet, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., include Microsoft, Intel, Cisco Systems and Oracle.