Tom Power is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CTIA, the nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Tom joined CTIA in January 2015; he oversees regulatory matters and manages the legal affairs of the association.
Prior to joining CTIA, Tom served as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from August 2011 – December 2014. As the senior official exclusively dedicated to telecom issues, Tom helped lead the development and implementation of Administration policy on a wide range of broadband, spectrum and technology initiatives.
Between 2009 and 2011, Tom served as the Chief of Staff of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he managed an array of agency activities, including spectrum and Internet policy development as well as Recovery Act broadband grant programs. Between 2000 and 2009, he was the General Counsel of Fiberlink Communications, a provider of enterprise mobility management and security solutions. Earlier Tom served in supervisory roles at the FCC before being named Senior Legal Adviser to FCC Chairman William Kennard. Before joining the FCC, he was a telecommunications and litigation partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn.
Tom is currently the chair of the FCC’s WRC-19 Advisory Committee. He has served previously as trustee of an investment company and on the board of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Tom received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.