Willamette University College of Law alumna Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.
Cole previously ran her own consulting firm, Kelly Cole Strategies, and was consulting counsel for Wiley Rein LLP, both in Washington, D.C. She also served as executive vice president of government relations for the National Association of Broadcasters, where she led the association’s lobbying efforts with Washington, D.C. lawmakers.
“We are thrilled that Kelly will be joining the wireless industry and CTIA’s senior leadership. Her unparalleled track record of success in crafting bipartisan consensus-based solutions will help deliver strong results for mobile consumers,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “Kelly’s expertise, judgment and collaborative approach will greatly benefit CTIA and our members.”
Based in Washington D.C. and founded in 1984 as the Cellular Telephone Industries Association, CTIA represents the American wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st-century-connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow.
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Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses, and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court in downtown Salem, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.