Kathryn Brown is Senior Vice President-Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility for Verizon Communications, responsible for policy development and issues management, public policy messaging, strategic alliances and public affairs programs, including Verizon Reads. She is also responsible for federal, state and international public policy development and international government relations for Verizon. Before joining Verizon, she was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and a member of the firm's Communications and Electronic Commerce practice. She was Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and previously served as Chief of the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau, where she led initiatives implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Prior to that, Ms. Brown was the Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications & Information Administration. Ms. Brown is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. She resides in Washington, DC.