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Jacquelynn Ruff

Consulting Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP, USA

Jacquelynn Ruff

Jacquelynn (Jackie) Ruff is Vice President for International Government Relations and Policy at Verizon Communications.  

Jacquelynn Ruff joined Verizon in 2004 from the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where she was Associate Chief and Chief of Staff for the Bureau.  Previously she practiced with the communications and Latin America groups of an international law firm and served as staff for a US Senate Committee.  

Previously, Ms Ruff was Vice President of International Government Relations and Policy at Verizon Communications.  Her responsibilities included leading work in international organisations such as the ITU, the OECD, ICANN, and the Internet Governance Forum, and regional organisations CITEL and APEC.  She also represented Verizon on federal advisory committees to the US Department of State, the US Trade Representative, and the US Department of Commerce.  Ms.Ruff was a board member of the US Telecom Training Institute and co-chair of the Digital Trade group of the US Council for International Business, and she participated in the Policy and Spectrum Groups of the GSM Association.  She is currently a Director of the International Institute of Communications.

Ms Ruff has a BA from Radcliffe College/Harvard University, MA from Harvard University, and JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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