Cathy Slesinger, Vice President
Cathy Slesinger is an accomplished government relations and public policy executive with over 20 years of demonstrated success in securing positive regulatory results from national and foreign regulators. She has served in executive public policy positions with the GSM Association, a global trade association representing more than 690 GSM mobile service providers and 145 manufacturers, Cable and Wireless, an international telecommunications company, and NYNEX/Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). She began her career at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Her expertise includes state, federal and international advocacy with regulators, legislatures, and the diplomatic community as well as with international organizations such as the United Nations, the ITU and World Bank. Her areas of expertise cut across all segments of the communications industry from wireline, mobile, and internet, to web hosting and content. Her subject matter expertise is equally robust, including security, liability, privacy, broadband, public safety, market access, and economic development matters.
She has held various positions, including member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information. Her board involvement has included the World Affairs Council, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the United States Internet Provider Association.