Kelly Cole

Sr VP, Government Affairs, CTIA

Kelly Cole

Speaker Bio

Kelly Cole is responsible for overseeing the CTIA Hill team and advancing the wireless industry’s priorities before Congress.

Most recently, Ms. Cole ran her own consulting firm, Kelly Cole Strategies, and was a consulting counsel for Wiley Rein. She has had a highly successful career in the private sector as well as public service. She served as the Executive Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters where she led the association’s lobbying efforts. Ms. Cole has also served as Majority Counsel for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee managing communications and Internet issues. 

She has a Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law, a bachelor of arts in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College and spent a year studying law at the London School of Economics. Ms. Cole is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Washington state and Oregon.