Janice Obuchowski is President, CEO, and founder of Freedom Technologies. She has held several leadership positions in the United States government and the private sector. She was appointed by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce (NTIA). She was also appointed to be United States Ambassador to the 2003 World Radiocommunications Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Obuchowski has also held several positions at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Senior Advisor to the Chairman.
Ms. Obuchowski serves or has served on several boards of directors, including Qualcomm (traded on NYSE), Stratos Global (formerly a Bell Canada subsidiary, traded on TSX), Inmarsat (traded on LSE), and Orbital ATK (traded on NYSE). Earlier in her career, Ms. Obuchowski was an executive at NYNEX (now Verizon) and practiced private antitrust law.
Milestones in her career include:
- Preparing the legal case against pervasive regulation of computer and Internet services with the FCC
- Leading Executive Branch advocacy for spectrum auction legislation as NTIA’s Administrator
- Successfully spearheading the U.S. push for international Wi-Fi adoption at WRC-2003
Other notable positions and awards include:
- Trustee of educational institutions and not for profit organizations
- Member of the Commerce Department’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC)
- Elected Trustee of the Federal Communications Bar Association
- Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program
- World Economic Forum “Global Leader for Tomorrow”
- Polish American of the Year 2005
Ms. Obuchowski earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an Editor of the Law Journal and was honored as Alumna of the Year in 2005. She attended the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, France, and graduated with Honors from Wellesley College.