Meredith Attwell Baker, president of wireless association CTIA, has been signed to a new, five-year contract, which will extend her tenure atop the association to 2024.
Baker is a former FCC commissioner and head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the White House's chief policy advisor, under President George W. Bush.
Baker joined CTIA in April 2014-Baker left the FCC in 2011 to become senior VP of government affairs for Comcast-NBCUniversal.
At CTIA, Baker has shepherded the association through the incentive auction process and its hunt elsewhere for more spectrum for 5G.
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