PayPal Austin Hosts Congressman John Carter

August 13, 2010

Congressman Carter and Head of PayPal Austin, Terence Spielman

U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31) took time during the August congressional recess to tour PayPal’s Austin, Texas Data Services Center.  Hosted by head of the office, Terence Spielman, along with members of the eBay Inc. Government Relations team, the visit marked Congressman Carter’s first introduction to the company.  With 300 employees and growing, PayPal Austin is one of the largest employers in the 31st congressional district.  

The office has earned international recognition for producing landmark ideas and products, including the wildly successful PayPal iPhone app.  Congressman Carter was fascinated by an in-depth presentation from Tonya Browning, Director of User Experience and Design.  He was also quite engaged in the discussion surrounding cyber security and PayPal’s best-in-class efforts to combat fraud.  Following lunch and an interactive discussion with employees, Congressman Carter claimed, “This is the future of Central Texas.”  “Thank you for choosing Austin,” he continued.  Click here to see more photos of the event.