Summary of Qualifications•••••Accomplished MBA with Top Secret Security Clearance and more than ten years of experience in government relations at local, state, and national levels. ••••• years of management experience. Skilled representative within both public and private sectors. Background also includes utilities and consumer product markets. Areas of expertise encompass telecommunications, public relations, regulatory compliance, corporate communications, and client relations.•••••Key Accomplishments•••••Directed policy for a $•••••M annual revenue base and a federal, state, and local government sales team.
Provided sector-specific policy and political analysis for emerging government markets on domestic and international levels.
Initiated proactive positioning, building nationwide awareness of an agencys agenda and capturing the attention of key executive-level individuals and audiences.
Prepared briefings, public press statements, and speeches broadcast statewide, nationwide, and worldwide.
Served as a company representative on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) staff subcommittee. •••••Professional Synopsis•••••NEW JERSEY BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
•••••Present•••••Serves as the top advisor for a current board commissioner on all issues critical to consumer protection. Formulates and recommends policy and legislative positions on energy reform deregulation and utility rate restructuring that affects the state. Advises on critical issue areas, including natural gas, electricity, water, renewable energy, telecommunications, and cable television. Acts as vice chair for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners staff ad hoc committee on critical infrastructure protection. Makes cost and energy saving recommendations affecting millions of utility consumers.•••••QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Government Services Division
Executive Director, Government Affairs
••••••••••Managed a senior vice president, senior sales managers, capture teams, contract management leaders, and national security staff. Counseled groups in matters of national security, long-range domestic and international industry trends, and policies and legislative objectives affecting specific programs and agencies. Advised senior management on current and future needs, specifically in homeland security matters. Created and promoted policy, strategy, and vision-setting direction for worldwide government sales. Conducted policy analysis and gathered data and insight. •••••Office of Law and Public Policy
Executive Director, Congressional Affairs
••••••••••Oversaw policy development and execution concerning legislative and regulatory issues for public constituencies. Represented a senior vice president and division before congressional briefings. Addressed risk management issues. Served as a member of the executive board and assistant treasurer of the companys political action committee. •••••Office of Government Affairs
Director, Public Policy
••••••••••Managed the daily activities of federal regulatory staff. Represented a division before Congressional members and government officials. Wrote expert testimony, business correspondence, and agency presentations in a deadline-driven environment. Developed approaches for communicating regulatory policy and strategy before national organizations and business/trade associations. Oversaw policy development and execution. Served as a company representative at public, private, and community functions involving senior government officials. •••••LCI INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS •••••ngton, VA
Manager, Office of the President
••••••••••Established participation in coalitions supporting the pro-competitive goals of the Telecommunications Act of ••••• Built and maintained a network of contacts with legislators at federal and state levels. Formulated strategies and drafted speeches for officials to use before Congress and regulatory forums. Promoted approximately $••••• million division products and services.•••••FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Office of the General Counsel
••••••••••Managed and implemented regulations in adherence with the Telecommunications Act of ••••• Indicated compliance needs for telecommunications services in matters of educational institutions. Executed outreach activities for an educational task force. •••••Office of Public Affairs
••••••••••Administered communications strategies for Federal Communications Commission chairman, commissioners, and senior agency officials. Formulated responses for all inquiries from the public as well as Capitol Hill.•••••Office of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman
••••••••••Served as the chief of staffs key contact, regulating all aspects of telecommunications services. Acted as a primary interface with government officials and consumers nationwide. Involved in management and evaluation of programs and policies.•••••Education/Affiliations•••••M.B.A. in Business Management, Averett
B.S. in Business Administration,
Caldwell College•••••National Association of Female Executives, Member
Fairfax County, Virginia Telecommunications
Board, Appointed Member
The Washington Group, Public Relations
Officer, Board of Directors
Women in Government Relations,
External Affairs; New Business Development; Government Affairs