Charla Rath - Participant

Charla Rath joined Verizon in January 2010 as Vice President – Wireless Policy Development, where she leads a team engaged in the development of Verizon’s public policy positions on long term spectrum policy issues.  Previously, as Executive Director – Spectrum and Public Policy at Verizon Wireless, Charla worked with the company’s business development and network planning groups to address policy and regulatory issues related to the acquisition of spectrum. 

Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Charla was Vice President – Strategic Affiliations, of NextWave Telecom Inc. and Vice President of Freedom Technologies, Inc., a Washington, DC-based telecommunications consulting firm.

Charla also served as advisor to FCC Chairman Alfred C. Sikes on common carrier and spectrum policy issues and as a primary specialist in spectrum and internet policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 

Charla is a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, which advises the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA on a broad range of spectrum policy issues.  She has an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University and a B.S.F.S. (Foreign Service) in international economics and finance from Georgetown University.



Verizon Communications


Vice President,
Wireless Policy Development