FORA.tv Speaker - Shawn Covell
Shawn Covell is vice president of international government affairs for Qualcomm. In this capacity, Covell leads Qualcomm’s global Wireless Reach™ initiative, which supports programs that bring the benefits of connectivity to under served communities.
Covell has been with Qualcomm for more than a decade and prior to her current position, she was senior director of Southeast Asia Government Affairs based in Hong Kong. In this role, Covell directed Qualcomm's public policy agenda and its relationship with government entities in Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Covell was manager of congressional affairs at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), the largest U.S. wireless industry association. She began her career in politics in 1994 working at the U.S. Capitol as an aide to former Congresswoman Lynn Schenk.
Throughout Covell’s career, she has successfully built and strengthened key partnerships between the public and private sector – emphasizing the importance of those relationships as catalysts for changes in policy and regulation.
Covell graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in political science and an emphasis in international relations.
09.19.11 | 00:44:12 min
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