FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Appointment Of Membership And Announcement Of First Meeting Date For Twelfth Term

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel appointed members of the Consumer Advisory Committee for the CAC's 12th term. The CAC is organized under, and operated in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of consumer protection related matters specified by the FCC. The membership consists of a diverse mix of non-profit organizations representing consumers, communications companies and trade associations, and individuals serving on their own behalf and functioning as Special Government Employees. The CAC will hold its first meeting of the twelfth term in person on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time.  CAC members will discuss: (i) the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its members; (ii) issues the Committee will be asked to address; (iii) meeting schedules; and (iv) any other topics relevant to the CAC’s work.  The meeting will be led by the CAC Co-Chairs, Claudia Ruiz, UnidosUS, and John Breyault, National Consumers League, in addition to Cara Grayer, Attorney Advisor, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), and Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB who will serve as Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Deputy DFO of the CAC. 

(1)  Co-Chairs: Claudia Ruiz, UnidosUS, Civil Rights Analyst John Breyault, National Consumers League, Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud (2) American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Dawit Kahsai, Government Affairs Director (Alternate) Coralette Hannon, Director, Livable Communities/Government Affairs (3) American Cable Association (ACA Connects) Brian Hurley, Chief Regulatory Counsel (4) AT&T Linda Vandeloop, Assistant Vice President, External Affairs/Regulatory (5) Cody Dorsey, Individual, Executive Director, Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition (6) Common Sense Amina Fazlullah, Senior Director of Equity Policy (7) Consumer Technology Association Rachel Sanford Nemeth, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs (Alternate) David Grossman, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs (8) Deep East Texas Council of Governments Mickey M. Slimp, Broadband Project Consultant (Alternate) Robert Bashaw, Public Information Officer, Regional Planner (9) Francella Ochillo, Individual, Technology and Society Fellow, Georgetown University (10) INCOMPAS Lindsay Stern, Attorney and Policy Advisor (Alternate) Christopher Shipley, Executive Director of Public Policy (11) Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) Katherine (Katie) McAuliffe, Senior Director, Policy Telecommunications  (12) The Kapor Center Lili Gangas, Chief Technology Community Officer (13) LGBT Technology Institute Kristen Kelley, Director of Programs (Alternate)  Ellie Bessette, Director of Operations & Finance (14) Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications & Cable Joslyn Day, Director, Consumer Division (Alternate) William Bendetson, Presiding Officer, Legal Division (15) National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Liliana Ranon, Vice President External Affairs (Alternate) Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel (16) National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Mitsuko Herrera, Planning, Policy and Special Projects at Montgomery County, Maryland (Alternate) Frederick Ellrod, III, Director, Communications Policy and Regulation Division (17) National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Olivia Wein, Senior Attorney (Alternate) Margot Saunders, Senior Attorney (18) National Consumers League (Alternate) Eden Iscil, Public Policy Manager (19) National Diversity Coalition Faith Bautista, CEO and President (20) Next Century Cities Andrew Stutzman, Executive Director (Alternate)  Ryan Johnston, Senior Policy Counsel (21) Northern Virginia Urban League, Inc. Scott Alfred Price, Board Member (22) Project GOAL Debra Berlyn, Executive Director (23) RuralRISE/ National Center for Research Development (NCRD) Tina Metzer, Vice President and Co-Founder (Alternate) Joseph Kapp, President and Co-Founder (24) Telecommunications for the Deaf (TDI) AnnMarie Killian, Chief Executive Officer (25) The Hispanic Federation  Brent Wilkes, Senior Vice President for Institutional Development (26) The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) Radhika Bhat, Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Alternate) Steven Morris, Vice President and Associate General Counsel (27) The Trevor Project Kasey Suffredini, Interim Senior Vice President of Prevention (28) United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) Diana Eisner, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy (Alternate) Jenna Alsayegh, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships


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