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Rachel C. Welch

Rachel C. Welch

Time Warner Cable
Group Vice President, Federal Affairs
Washington, DC, USA


Rachel Welch currently serves as a Group Vice President in Time Warner Cable’s Government Relations department. In this role, Ms. Welch oversees federal affairs, and is responsible for developing and implementing Time Warner Cable’s policy strategy before Congress and the Administration on a wide range of issues affecting the company. 

Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, she was Vice President, Global Public Policy, at Time Warner Inc., where she was responsible for legislative affairs and worked closely with Time Warner’s business units, including HBO, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting. 

Immediately before joining Time Warner, Ms. Welch served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee under Senators Daniel Inouye and Ernest Hollings. She was responsible for developing the strategy, drafting and managing legislation brought before the Commerce Committee on issues affecting all sectors of the communications industry. In this role, she provided legal analysis and policy guidance to Senators Inouye, Hollings and the other Democratic Members of the Committee and their staffs. 

Ms. Welch also practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling, where she specialized in communications law, representing clients before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. Previously, Ms. Welch provided regulatory and legislative policy analysis for AT&T Corp. 

Ms. Welch is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Wells College. Immediately after finishing law school, Ms. Welch served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James Turner on the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

Ms. Welch lives with her husband and two sons in Arlington, Va. 

Time Warner Cable is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers in 29 states to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

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