Ms. 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), where she led Executive Branch advocacy for passage of spectrum auction legislation. She was also appointed to be United States Ambassador to the 2003 World Radiocommunications Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where she successfully spearheaded the U.S. push for international Wi-Fi adoption. Earlier in her career, Ms. Obuchowski held several positions at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Senior Advisor to the Chairman. She was also an executive at NYNEX (now Verizon) and practiced private antitrust law.
Ms. Obuchowski serves or has served on several boards of directors, including Qualcomm (NASDAQ), Stratos Global (formerly a Bell Canada subsidiary, TSE), CSG International (NASDAQ), Inmarsat (LSE), and Orbital ATK (NYSE).
Notable positions and awards include:
- Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal
- Trustee of Mount St. Mary’s University, as well as other 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
- Polish American of the Year 2005
- Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program
- World Economic Forum “Global Leader for Tomorrow”
Ms. Obuchowski earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was honored as Alumna of the Year in 2005. She also attended the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, France, and graduated with Honors from Wellesley College.