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Press Release:
Meredith Attwell Baker Named NTIA's Deputy Assistant Secretary

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 6, 2007
Contact: Todd Sedmak, (202) 482-7002

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Meredith Attwell Baker today was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Deputy National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator.

“For the last three years, I have relied heavily on Meredith’s extraordinary combination of substantive expertise and sound judgment,“ said Assistant Secretary John Kneuer.  “I am thrilled that she has agreed to take on the additional operational responsibilities of the Deputy Assistant Secretary.”

Ms. Baker joined NTIA in January 2004 as Senior Advisor and also served on detail to the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Before joining NTIA, she was Vice President at the firm of Williams Mullen Strategies where she focused on telecommunications, intellectual property and international trade issues. Ms. Baker was Senior Counsel to Covad Communications from June 2000 to April 2002, and Director of Congressional Affairs at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) from January 1998 to June 2000.

Ms. Baker is a member of the Texas State Bar.  She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Washington & Lee University in 1990, a law degree from the University of Houston in 1994, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit in Houston.  From 1990 to 1992, she worked in the Legislative Affairs Office of the U.S. State Department in Washington.  Ms. Baker and her family reside in McLean, Va.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues.

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