Spalter Gets Three More Years Atop USTelecom

USTelecom has renewed the contract of CEO Jonathan Spalter for three additional years.

Spalter was chair of Mobile Future before joining the telecom association in January 2017, succeeding Walter McCormick.

“I’m energized by USTelecom’s growing leadership in the key issues driving the future of our connected society, and I thank our innovative members for their shared commitment to delivering the power and promise of broadband for all," said Spalter.

Related: USTelecom Names Hill Advocate

Spalter, a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge, is former associate director of USIA and chief information officer in the Clinton Administration. He was also a speech writer for Vice President Al Gore.

In other USTelecom news, Bob Udell has been named chairman of the USTelecom board through October of this year. Anand Vadapalli, who had been chair, exited Alaska Communications last month. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.