WASHINGTON, DC – Mobile Future has named former congressional aide and Federal Communications Commission advisor Margaret McCarthy as the wireless advocacy association’s Executive Director.
McCarthy brings more than a decade of telecommunications and technology policy experience to Mobile Future, where she will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations and help lead its efforts to encourage investment and innovation in the wireless sector.
“I share Mobile Future’s commitment to leveraging the transformative power of connectivity and I am thrilled to join this innovative team at such a pivotal time for the wireless ecosystem,” McCarthy said. “Mobile Future has a proven track record of working to expand digital age opportunity. I look forward to continuing to champion the smart solutions we need for American leadership in the race to 5G.”
Mobile Future Chief Public Policy Advisor Robert McDowell also welcomed McCarthy to the team.
“I have had the immense pleasure of working with Margaret both at the FCC and on Capitol Hill, and I have been consistently impressed by her proficiency as well as her ability to work well with people of all political stripes,” McDowell said. “Her abilities and expertise will prove invaluable to Mobile Future as we continue the important work of transforming the role of wireless in our society and the nation’s economy.”
McCarthy most recently served as Legislative Director for Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She joined Rep. Matsui’s staff after serving as senior professional staff on the Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
McCarthy began her career on Capitol Hill as a staff member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and she subsequently served as Legislative Assistant for two Committee members, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
In addition to her service in Congress, McCarthy also served as a Policy Advisor to Commissioner Michael Copps. McCarthy also 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.