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.

 

 

 

Margaret McCarthy

Executive Director

Margaret McCarthy

Executive Director

Margaret McCarthy is the Executive Director of Mobile Future where she oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations and leads its efforts to encourage investment and innovation in the wireless sector.

She has more than a decade of experience working on telecommunications and technology policy. She was most recently Legislative Director to Rep. Doris Matsui, a senior Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She joined Rep. Matsui’s staff after serving as Senior Professional Staff to the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee. She began her career on Capitol Hill on the Senate Commerce Committee staff and subsequently served as Legislative Assistant for issues including innovation, consumer protection, and telecommunications for two Committee members, Senator Byron Dorgan and Senator Amy Klobuchar. She was also Policy Advisor to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps during the Commission’s consideration of the 2010 Open Internet Order and reform of the Universal Service Fund. In addition, Margaret worked on the launch of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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.

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Mobile Future

http://mobilefuture.org

607 14th Street NW

Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20005

USA

Phone

1-(202) 772-0453

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