2013 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.
Mignon L. Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Mignon L. Clyburn was nominated as a member of the Federal Communications Commission on June 25, 2009, and sworn in August 3, 2009. Her term runs until June 30, 2012.
Commissioner Clyburn has a long history of public service and dedication to the public interest. Prior to her swearing in as Commissioner, Ms. Clyburn served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's sixth district on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC). She was sworn in for her first term in July 1998, and was subsequently reelected in 2002 and 2006. She served as chair of the PSC from July 2002 through June 2004.
During her tenure at the PSC, Commissioner Clyburn actively participated in numerous national and regional state-based utility organizations. Most recently, Ms. Clyburn served as the chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' (NARUC) Washington Action Committee and as a member of both the association's Audit Committee and Utilities Market Access Partnership Board. Commissioner Clyburn is also a former chair of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield
The FCC’s Transformation Order is changing the way Telcos do business. MTA Members will have a rare opportunity to hear from FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on her perspective on this issue and others facing the FCC. Commissioner Clyburn will be interviewed on stage Wednesday morning by NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield. This is one conversation you don’t want to miss.