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CTIA picks former FCC Commissioner as the mobile industry’s chief lobbyist

U.S. mobile industry group CTIA has named former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker its new CEO and President. She will replace retiring CTIA chief Steve Largent on June 2, and brings a pretty long CV working on both the government and lobbying side of telecom policy. She served in the Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2011 before controversially resigning to become to become SVP for government affairs for Comcast-NBCUniversal(s cmsca). Before that, she worked as Deputy Secretary of Commerce under George W. Bush and acting head of the National Telecommunications of Information Administration, which manages federal airwaves.