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Melissa E. Newman


Vice President, Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Melissa Newman is currently the Federal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Vice President for CenturyLink. She oversees the development and implementation of the company’s federal regulatory...

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Melissa Newman is currently the Federal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Vice President for CenturyLink. She oversees the development and implementation of the company’s federal regulatory advocacy and policy before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other federal regulatory agencies, and the Administration.

Professor Newman previously served as Deputy Division Chief of the Policy Division in the Common Carrier Bureau of the FCC, and as Legal Counsel to the Common Carrier Bureau Chief. Prior to these positions, Professor Newman was an associate at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she counseled clients on a variety of domestic common carrier, cable, wireless, and international telecommunications matters.

Professor Newman was named in Fierce Telecom Magazine’s Women in Wireline 2014: Leaders shaping telecom services, innovation, and policy. Professor Newman is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Exchange Carriers Association.

Professor Newman received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

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