2011 Spring Forum

Washington, D.C.

April 14-15, 2011


Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee

Speaker Biographies

21st Century Communications

Link Hoewing
Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy
Verizon Communications
Washington, D.C.

C. Lincoln (Link) Hoewing is Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, one of America's largest telecommunications provider providing wireless voice and data services, Internet backbone and businesses services, and local phone, television and broadband services. Verizon also provides services, primarily to large enterprises, throughout Europe where it has approximately 4,700 employees.

Mr. Hoewing is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and Technology industry issues, and assessing key technology and communications industry trends. Mr. Hoewing develops relationships with high technology industry members, interactive technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. He is a frequent speaker on high technology issues, such as net neutrality and network management, has written articles on using the Internet in the public policy process, and blogs frequently.

Mr. Hoewing's prior responsibilities include three years in marketing, network interconnection negotiations and external affairs positions at Bell Atlantic and Telecom in New Zealand. In New Zealand he was responsible for negotiating Verizon's agreements between carriers, promoting the sale of New Zealand's Telecom stock and working on inter-connection policies with the Government. He helped developed the company's consumer policies and improved their customer service. He worked as well in Australia.

He also served eight years as a Congressional Legislative Aide and Deputy Staff Director on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. As Deputy Staff Director he managed the scheduling of hearings, committee legislative structures, and oversight and budget authorization procedures. He initiated oversight hearings on defense programs that resulted in major reform to the management of defense programs.

Link Hoewing has a Bachelor's degree from Carthage College and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American University.

Joe T. May
State Delegate

Delegate Joe May, known as the resident technology expert in the Virginia General Assembly, is currently serving his nineth term in the House of Delegates where he represents the 33rd House District (all of Clarke and part of Loudoun County). May, a registered professional engineer who holds 22 patents, is founder and Chairman of the Board of the Virginia based electronic engineering and manufacturing firm, EIT, located in Sterling, Virginia. Delegate May serves as the chairman of the House of Delegates Transportation Committee; is a member of the House Science and Technology Committee where he served as Chairman for nine years; and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee where he chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation. May also serves as chairman of the Joint Committee on Technology and Science (JCOTS), is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, and the Virginia Aerospace Advisory Council. Delegate May has received numerous community awards including the 2001 Rotary Paul Harris Award, and the 2007 Civil War Preservation Trust Leadership Award. He serves as a Board member of the Northern Virginia 4-H Education Center. He has been a judge and group leader for the Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair, Loudoun County Science Fair, and a judge in the Loudoun County History Fair. Other activities have included interacting with high school Gifted and Talented, Challenge Groups, and Junior Achievement Groups. He also sponsors a summer intern program for college students at his business, EIT. A member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, May is a sixth generation Virginian and a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Ellen Satterwhite
Consumer Policy Advisor
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C.

Ellen Satterwhite is Consumer Policy Advisor to the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. She is responsible for consumer research and analysis of emerging trends in communications services. In addition, she continues to support the Commission's agendas on education and broadband adoption, which includes collaborating with government, private and non-profit partners. Ellen co-authored the Commission's first surveys of broadband nonadopters and business subscribers and led analysis of these data for the National Broadband Plan, as well as co-authoring on the Plan. Before joining the Commission, Ms. Satterwhite managed the University of Texas at Austin's efforts to attract funding under the Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program. Ms. Satterwhite earned a Master's in Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin and her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College.

Lisa Schoenthaler
Vice President, Association Affairs
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Washington, D.C.

Lisa Schoenthaler is the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's Vice President, Association Affairs and the Office of Rural/Small Systems. Lisa's primary responsibility is to develop projects and programs to serve the needs of rural and smaller market cable operators and to ensure that these operators' interests are effectively represented in NCTA's overall public policy activities. As head of the Office of Rural/Small Systems, Lisa focuses on telecommunications legislation and regulatory matters affecting rural and smaller market operators, develops sessions at state and regional conferences on specific topics of interest and concern to this constituency, and organizes advocacy and grassroots efforts on behalf of these operators. In addition to these responsibilities, Lisa assists in the management of the Association Affairs department and its Key Contact program. Sh also serves as liaison to NCTA's Tax Working Group, monitors and keeps members informed of federal and state tax activity affecting the cable industry, and advocates on their behalf when federal and state tax issues arise. Prior to joining NCTA, Lisa practiced cable and broadcast law for six years at the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Washington, D.C. Lisa earned her B.A., with honors, from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1980 and her law degree, with honors, from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, in 1988.

Banking Regulation and Dodd-Frank Act

John Ryan
Executive Vice President
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Washington, D.C.

John is Executive Vice President of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the professional association of the nation's state and territorial banking supervisors. CSBS coordinates state and federal supervisory relationships and agreements, promotes best practices in the states, educates state bank exmainers and represents the states' efforts to advance dual banking at the federal level. John joined CSBS in 1997 as an assistant vice president for legislative affairs. In his role as Executive Vice President, John leads CSBS's legislative objectives and represents the interests of state financial regulators before Congress. In addition, he facilitates coordination between state bank regulators and other state officials, such as state attorneys general, other financial regulators, governors, and state legislatures. By presenting expert testimony or presentations, JOhn is a conduit of information on banking public policy issues for government bodies, industry and consumer groups. John also represents the state regulatory perspective as a resource for television, radio, and print media outlets as the primary spokeman for CSBS. From 1994 to 1997, he worked at Newmyer Associates, a public affairs firm where he led the company's financial services consulting practice. Prior to that, John spent four years as a professional staff member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (1989-93). In 1993, John received a fellowship from the Commission of the European Union to work in its financial institutions directorate in Brussels, Belgium. John received his B.A. in political science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.

Jess Sharp
Executive Director
Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C.

Jess Sharp is executive director of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC). Sharp oversees the organization's efforts to support capital markets that are the most fair, efficient, and innovative in the world, with a particular focus on derivatives regulation, GSE reform, and consumer financial protection. Before joining the Chamber in January 2011, Sharp spent two years running a public policy consulting business as a sole proprietor, providing policy and political analyses and helping clients navigate the regulatory and legislative processes. He entered the private sector after 11 years of government service in the legislative and executive branches. Sharp served on President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council, first as a specialist in transportation and labor policy issues and then as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy. In this capacity, he brought together Cabinet agencies and outside stakeholders to develop administration policy, advise the president, and oversee the implementation of the president's program. Specifically, Sharp coordinated the president's efforts on housing and financial services, immigration reform, transportation reform, postal reform, reauthorization of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and general health, labor, and environmental affairs. Earlier, Sharp served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee staff where he formulated policy and plotted legislative strategy, specializing in highway finance, highway safety, and railroad issues. Sharp has a B.A. in history from Colgate University and an M.A. in government from John Hopkins University.

Foreclosures: Strategies for Saving the Neighborhood

Curtis Bramble
State Senator

Curtis S. Bramble, CPA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. After beginning his college career at the University of Notre Dame, he earned his Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He founded Bramble & Company CPA’s in 1986, and in 2001, after being elected to the Utah Senate, merged with Gilbert & Stewart CPA’s in Provo. Senator Bramble is a fixed wing and hot air balloon a pilot and owns Stars & Stripes, Inc., a hot air balloon company, with former Utah House Majority Leader, Jeff Alexander. He and his family are actively involved in motorcycle touring, mountain climbing, scouting, antique automobiles, skydiving, skiing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, and boating at Lake Powell. Elected to the Utah State Senate in November 2000, Bramble is in his third term in the Utah Senate. Senator Bramble is actively involved in the Republican Party at the local, state and national levels, currently serves on the Provo Rotary Club Board of Directors, and is the State Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Chelsea Crucitti
State Legislative and Political Affairs Specialist
Mortgage Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

Chelsea Crucitti is the State Legislative and Political Affairs Specialistion at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she coordinates MBA's advocacy efforts. As MBA's representative to state governors, legislatures and banking regulators, Crucitti manages the communication of MBA's positions on those issues to policymakers and analyzes state-level legislative regulatory proposals affecting the real estate finance industry. Prior to joining the MBA in 2009, Crucitti was a Legislative and Regulatory Analyst for KSE Focus. Crucitti received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie
Director, National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program
NeighborWorks America
Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie directs the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. As such, she oversees the award and distribution of over $475 million in grant funds for foreclosure counseling and legal assistance, benefitting more than 1,600 organizations and serving over 1 million individuals facing foreclosure. Prior to assuming this position, she was an analyst for NeighborWorks America’s Campaign for Home Ownership where she provided leadership on NeighborWorks America evaluation projects as they relate to homeownership, provided support to the development of internal and external trend analysis, monitored benchmarks for progress of the national homeownership programs and related corporate goals, and provided training, support, and technical assistance to District staff, NeighborWorks organizations, and NeighborWorks Home Ownership Centers. Previously Jeanne was a promotion specialist for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Prior to that, Jeanne managed the Make it Your OwnTM National Women’s Homeownership Campaign at McAuley Institute. In this capacity, she oversaw the development and implementation of a national campaign to assist more than 12,000 low-income women to build assets through homeownership; a $500,000 Individual Development Account program; and a housing counseling network that provided technical assistance, pass-through funding, and peer learning opportunities to agencies in 10 states. Jeanne was an Applied Community and Economic Development fellow at Illinois State University and wrote her master's thesis on gender differences in attitudes about barriers to homeownership. Jeanne has experience in program and partnership development; evaluation, research and analysis; technical assistance and capacity building; fundraising and grant making; and training. She served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Boston, MA and Washington, D.C.

Shifting Spectrum Priorities: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Scott Goodwin
Associate General Counsel
National Association of Broadcasters
Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a nonprofit trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Courts, and other federal agencies. Mr. Goodwin is a member of the 10-attorney legal team in Washington that helps protect local broadcasters against onerous regulations and laws that could hamper their ability to compete in an increasingly complicated and dense media marketplace. Mr. Goodwin also plays a lead role helping broadcasters and the Association understand the rapidly changing new media environment. 

Christopher Guttman-McCabe
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
CTIA-The Wireless Association
Washington, D.C.

Since joining CTIA in 2001, Chris Guttman-McCabe has worked on a wide range of issues involving spectrum, regulatory mandates, and homeland security. Guttman-McCabe became Vice President for Regulatory Affairs in September, 2005, and in that capacity coordinates the association’s regulatory policy advocacy. Prior to joining CTIA, Guttman-McCabe worked as an attorney for four years at the D.C. based law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP. He served as an Associate in the Communications Practice Group where he advised clients on wireless and common carrier issues, including licensing, compliance, and policy matters. Guttman-McCabe started his career as a management and strategic consultant to the steel industry at AUS Consultants and later co-founded Jacobson & Associates, a metals industry management and strategic consulting firm, where he served as the Vice President. Guttman-McCabe received his B.A. degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Catholic University with a certificate from the Institute for Communications Law Studies.

Rebecca Hanson
Media Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C.


Cybersecurity—Potential for a Perfect Storm

Sam Chun
Director, Cybersecurity Practice
U.S. Public Sector
Hewlett-Packard Company

Samuel Chun is the director of the Cyber Security Practice for HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector. He is responsible for the strategy, portfolio development and industry messaging of cyber security services and solutions for U.S. Public Sector clients. He is also the lead subject matter expert for cyber security policy for HP Global Government Affairs. Chun joined EDS, now HP, in 2008 from the joint program office of the Secure Information Sharing Architecture Alliance (SISA), a security consortium led by Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC for the global government market. Previously he was the director of information assurance for the Enterprise Technical Services Division of TechTeam Government Solutions where he served for 10 years in a variety of internal and external security roles, including leading the company’s compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He was also an infrastructure consultant for SRA International. Chun holds a variety of industry certifications, including being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is an industry authority on information security and a prolific writer, having been published in well over a dozen books and periodicals, including the Information Security Management Handbook series, for which he serves as a regular contributor. He has also had articles published in works such as the Homeland Defense Journal, IT Security Magazine, Roll Call, and Government Security News. Chun is a regular speaker at industry conferences and cyber security policy workshops and legislative briefings in Washington, DC. He recently provided expert testimony on the “State of Federal Information Security” at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. Chun is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.

Delegate Susan C. Lee
Delegate and Deputy Majority Whip

Delegate Susan C. Lee  was elected in 2002 to the House of Delegates of the Maryland General Assembly. She is a Deputy Majority Whip, President of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County House Delegation, Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman of the Juvenile Law Subcommittee, and Member of the Bioscience Caucus, Green Caucus, and New Americans Caucus. In the 2011 session, Delegate Lee authored and secured the passage of HB 665, a bill to create a Maryland Commission on Cyber Security, Innovation and Excellence. The commission is charged with providing a comprehensive overview of the state’s cyber security laws and policies; developing proactive, coordinated, rapid response strategies to cyber attacks against state computer systems and infrastructures; and producing a strategic Road Map to make Maryland the leader in cyber security innovation and excellence. Delegate Lee has also served as House Chairman of the Maryland General Assembly’s Nanobiotechnology Task Force and Identity Theft Task Force and is one of the leading authorities on issues relating to identity theft, online fraud, cyber security, and nanobiotechnology in the legislature. In 2006, she was inducted into the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women. In 2009, she was presented “Katie’s Award” by John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted and by Jayann Sepich of DNA Saves. The award recognized her work in helping to pass DNA testing legislation to solve cold cases, prevent new crimes, and exonerate the innocent. Delegate Lee has passed significant laws to fight the fast growing crime of identity theft, counterfeiting, cyber security, child and senior abuse and domestic violence. She also authored legislation to ensure affordable health care and full education funding, support science and technology, and protect workers’ rights and the environment. Delegate Lee is Of Counsel to a Washington DC law firm, and, prior to private practice, was an attorney at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She was also a member of the USPTO Public Advisory Committee and has served as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington, DC, and as a Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. Delegate Lee represents Legislative District 16, which includes Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Glen Echo, Cabin John and parts of Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Rockville.  

Doug Robinson
Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Doug Robinson serves as executive director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Representing state CIOs and information technology executives, NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and an advocate for information technology at all levels of government. Mr. Robinson is responsible for the overall executive management of the association, and he is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author representing NASCIO issues, state CIOs, emerging trends, and state government IT. In addition, he represents NASCIO on several national boards, committees, and advisory groups. Robinson’s career spans more than thirty years in state government, higher education, and public sector IT consulting. Prior to joining NASCIO in 2004, he served as executive director for the Kentucky governor's Commonwealth Office for Technology. As a senior IT executive reporting to the chief information officer, he led IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, IT policy, and research initiatives for state government. Specific areas of management responsibility included advancing enterprise architecture, electronic government strategies, IT training, security, privacy, and emerging technologies. Robinson’s previous state government leadership positions include executive director of the Kentucky Information Resources Management Commission and executive director of the Kentucky Office of Geographic Information Systems. For 15 years, he served in university public service and technical assistance roles as acting director and technology coordinator for NASA's Technology Applications Center at the University of Kentucky. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in science, technology, and public policy from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Srini Subramanian, Director
Security and Privacy Practice
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Srini Subramanian is a Director from Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Security and Privacy practice. Hehas over 23 years of information technology experience and over 13 years of security and privacy experience. He has successfully delivered a number of engagements in the security strategy, shared services, identity and access management and technology innovation areas. Mr. Subramanian leads Deloitte’s state sector security and privacy market offering. He has delivered a number of security strategy, architecture and implementation engagements in various states. In addition, he has delivered a number of presentations on identity management and cyber security, at state government forums and conferences. He is a member of the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) Security and Privacy Subcommittee. Subramanian led the 2010 Deloitte NASCIO Cybersecurity Study. The joint Deloitte – NASCIO survey and study included participation from forty-nine states. He also was featured in a Deloitte Insights Podcast on “The Cyber Savvy State Government,” with General Harry Raduege, Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation. Subramanian is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP, 2005), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP, 2000) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, 2004).