Mobile Future

About Mobile Future

Mobile Future is an association of cutting-edge technology and communications companies and a diverse group of non-profit organizations, working to support an environment which encourages investment and innovation in the dynamic wireless sector. Our mission is to help inform and educate the public and key decision makers in business and government on the broad range of wireless innovations that are transforming our society and the nation’s economy.

OUR MEMBERS

Our Team

Robert M. McDowell

Chief Public Policy Advisor

Robert M. McDowell

Chief Public Policy Advisor

Robert M. McDowell is the Chief Public Policy Advisor for Mobile Future, an association of businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals dedicated to advancing innovation and investment in wireless technology and services. At Mobile Future, he leads the public policy and advocacy efforts of the association.

McDowell is a partner at Cooley LLP where he is the co-leader of the firm’s global communications practice, advising telecommunications, media and technology clients on their most significant regulatory, legal and business matters. As a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and a highly regarded industry leader, Rob has been at the forefront of the most complex and groundbreaking issues facing telecommunications.

During his tenure at the FCC, McDowell led efforts to expand consumer access to spectrum through his work on the two largest wireless auctions in US history at the time, played a key role in the 2009 digital television transition and led efforts to establish the first federal civil rights rule in a generation by creating a ban on racially discriminatory practices in broadcast advertising. He also worked extensively on several large and complex mergers, including Sirius/XM and Comcast/NBC-Universal.

An avid advocate for Internet freedom, McDowell served on the official US diplomatic delegation to the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai. He also was the senior vice president for the Competitive Telecommunications Association, where he led advocacy efforts before several government agencies, the White House and Congress.

McDowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and is a recipient of many notable awards, rankings and accolades.

 

 

 

Emma Christman

Community Outreach Director

Emma Christman

Community Outreach Director

Emma Christman is the Community Outreach Director for Mobile Future, where she handles strategic partnerships, digital media, diversity and tech outreach. Prior to joining Mobile Future in 2014, Emma was an associate at a Washington, DC public affairs firm  where she provided clients with coalition-building and stakeholder engagement strategies in a variety of policy areas including civil rights, education, the economy, health, and sports.

Natasha Mahapatro

Communications Manager

Natasha Mahapatro

Communications Manager

Natasha Mahapatro is the Communications Manager for Mobile Future, where she focuses on digital media outreach and logistics. Prior to joining  the Mobile Future team, Natasha was at the National Association of Broadcasters, where she worked on Communications and Media Relations for the 2015 Congressional Public Service Announcement Campaign. Previously, she worked as an Associate at the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. During her time there, she worked to efficiently maintain an ongoing dialogue between the Administration and the American people through mail analysis, constituent research, and responding to a variety of letters.

Passionate about women’s issues, she currently serves at the Communications Network Chair for the Women’s Information Network (WIN) and is a member of the 2015 cohort of the Claudia McKoin Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to increasing the number of women in public office.

Contact Us

Address

Mobile Future

http://mobilefuture.org

1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Suite 600

Washington, D.C. 20004

USA

Phone

1-(866) 485-7413

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