May 17, 2017 —
Former head of regulatory affairs at CTIA, David Redl has been nominated by President Trump to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Jonathan Adelstein, president and CEO of WIA, voiced his support for Redl and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm him.
“NTIA’s leadership in promoting the Internet of Things and providing more access to wireless spectrum is crucial to economic growth in communities across the country, he said in a prepared release. “Redl is an outstanding choice whose experience and keen understanding of the issues facing the wireless infrastructure industry make him an ideal policymaker to oversee this important agency. We strongly support this nomination and urge the Senate to act upon it quickly.”
Redl is currently Chief Counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. He serves as principal legal advisor to the Chairman and Members of the Energy and Commerce majority on communications and technology matters. Prior to his time with the Energy and Commerce Committee, Redl was Director of Regulatory Affairs at CTIA – The Wireless Association, where his work focused on spectrum policy, wireless broadband, and reducing regulatory mandates.