FORA.tv Speaker - Catherine McCullough
Catherine McCullough works where the worlds of law, politics and media merge. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and has worked in politics and policy for over twenty years.
She provides analysis of Congress and federal agencies and explains Washington political and policy processes. Policy issues of focus include telecom/tech, internet, consumer products, connected cars, and privacy.
Catherine particularly enjoys helping clients with innovative ideas navigate Washington. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group of companies that want federal policy to bring the benefits of innovation at the intersection of automotive and communications technologies to consumers and promotes safety on our nation’s roads and highways.
Prior to joining DCI group, she served as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. While serving as a Counsel she worked with others to negotiate law for the consumer product, technology, auto, sports and insurance industries.
Her background in data privacy issues led her to a role as a negotiator on the US SAFE WEB Act, which became law in 2006, and the Committee’s identity theft prevention bill. Ms. McCullough also worked on high-profile investigations including post-Katrina oil and gas pricing, steroid use by U.S. Olympic and professional athletes, and the Jack Abramoff investigation.
Prior to her Committee service, she worked as an Associate Director of Media Relations at one of Washington’s top trade associations explaining technical legal matters to the media and Congress.
Ms. McCullough has served on panels at venues such as South by Southwest, has been published in politics and policy publications such as The Hill and CommLawBlog, and tweets at @honestlobbyist. She is an attorney and also holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science.
10.09.13 | 00:53:27 min
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