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Meredith Baker - Member

Meredith A. Baker is President and CEO of the CTIA Wireless Association, effective June 2, 2014. From September 2011 through May 2014 (during which Task Force deliberations were ongoing), Ms. Baker was Senior Vice President of the Government Relations Office of NBCUniversal. Her responsibilities included coordinating the development of NBCUniversal’ s policy positions on legislative and regulatory issues and representing those positions before the Congress, the Administration and Government agencies.

Ms. Baker served as a Federal Communications Commissioner from July 2009 until June 2011. Prior to her service at the FCC, she was Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). While at NTIA, she administered the coupon program to help facilitate the nation’s historic transition to digital television, promoted market-based policies that encouraged innovation, served on delegations representing the United States at major international telecommunications conferences and engaged in bilateral discussions with senior level officials from countries around the world.

Before joining NTIA, Ms. Baker was Vice President at the firm of Williams Mullen Strategies. She worked at Covad Communications as Senior Counsel and from 1998 to 2000 as Director of Congressional Affairs at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA).

Ms. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University and a law degree from the University of Houston. Ms. Baker and her husband reside in McLean, Virginia. She has four stepdaughters.