Amber L. Cottle
Vice President of Global Public Policy, Government Affairs & Social Impact of Dropbox, Inc.
Ms. Cottle was elected to our Board of Directors in 2022. Ms. Cottle has been the Vice President of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, Social Impact & Sustainability, and Risk & Compliance of Dropbox, Inc. (“Dropbox”) since May 2022. She joined Dropbox in July 2015 and served as the Head of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs until she also assumed responsibility for Social Impact work in June 2016, was promoted to Vice President in August 2016 and assumed responsibility for Risk and Compliance in May 2022. Ms. Cottle oversees Dropbox’s Global Public Policy and Government Affairs teams, serving as lead strategist for all of Dropbox’s public policy and government affairs issues globally including privacy. She also oversees Dropbox’s Social Impact team, which is responsible for all of Dropbox’s philanthropic endeavors as well as Dropbox’s sustainability-related work. In addition, Ms. Cottle also oversees Dropbox’s Risk and Compliance team, which is responsible for all of Dropbox’s risk governance, compliance, business continuity and business incident response programs. Prior to joining Dropbox, Ms. Cottle served as Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Americas of Apple Inc. from 2014 to 2015. She has over 25 years of government affairs experience, including for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, where she served as the chief strategist for all policy areas under its jurisdiction, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), where she served as the chief negotiator of the investment provisions of multiple U.S. free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties. Prior to her work at the USTR, Ms. Cottle worked in the International Group of the law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Cottle has a B.A. degree from Saint Louis University and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.