2012 Annual Convention Keynote
Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA Chief Executive Officer
Shirley Bloomfield has served as NTCA’s chief executive officer since July 1, 2010. Bloomfield brings her strength as an advocate for rural telecommunications and her unique combination of rural telecom knowledge, expertise in building alliances and management capabilities to the rural telecom industry.
With 23 years in telecommunications, Bloomfield began her career on Capitol Hill as a staff aide to Congressman David Obey. She went on to serve as a congressional aide on the House Budget Committee. She landed at NTCA as a lobbyist in 1986 and advanced her career leaving NTCA in 2007 as the vice president of government affairs and association services overseeing government affairs, membership, education, communications, meetings and the foundation. Bloomfield went on to expand the scope of her credentials by working for major telecommunications companies including serving as senior vice president of federal relations for Qwest and vice president of federal relations for Verizon.
Bloomfield received her master’s degree in public administration from American University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and urban studies from Northwestern University.
She currently serves as a board member of GlobalWin, an organization of women leaders in the high-tech industry.
Rural Telecom: Creating the Future
NTCA’s CEO Shirley Bloomfield will share her thoughts and insights about recent regulatory and Congressional actions and how they impact where the rural telecom industry is heading. She’ll offer perspectives about what telcos need to be thinking about to create a future that will enable rural consumers and communities to flourish.