Mindel De La Torre
Former Chief of the International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Mindel De La Torre was appointed Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October 2009. She lead the FCC’s efforts internationally – both on a bilateral and multilateral basis. She oversaw the International Bureau’s functions with regard to licensing of international and domestic satellites, international long distance, international broadcast stations, and submarine cables. Ms De La Torre was previously at the FCC between 1994-1998, as Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Division.
Before returning to the FCC, Ms De La Torre was president of the Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a consulting firm in the Washington DC area. Ms De La Torre also worked at the Department of Commerce – for over four years at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and for three years in the General Counsel’s office.
She has been a member of various US delegations to ITU conferences, such as the World Conference on International Telecommunications, World Radiocommunication Conferences, World Telecommunication Development Conferences, and Plenipotentiary Conferences. She has also participated actively in regional telecommunications organisations, such as CITEL and APEC.
Ms De La Torre has a BA from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the University of Texas. She is a member of the Texas bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.