Kathryn C. Brown is senior vice president of Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility at Verizon Communications. She is responsible for policy development and issues management, public policy messaging, strategic alliances and public affairs programs.

Before joining Verizon, Ms. Brown was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and a member of the firm’s Communications and Electronic Commerce practice, where she focused on the legal and regulatory challenges for communications companies in the converging telecommunications market.

For two years, Ms. Brown was the Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where she managed Chairman William E. Kennard’s agenda on all telecommunications, broadcast, and spectrum matters. She previously served as the Chief of the FCC’s Common Carrier Bureau, where she led key initiatives implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Ms. Brown received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1980 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College in 1974.