New York State’s 2021 Telecommunications Power 50


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City & State, a multi-media organization covering New York’s local and state politics and policy, recently unveiled their “Power 50” for the state in the field of telecommunications. These were seen as the top individuals shaping New York’s digital future coming from various fields such as politics, wireless infrastructure, fiber and cable, utilities, city administration, law, and trade associations. To see additional brief bios of each individual, click here.

  1. Tom Congdon & Debra LaBelle; Executive Deputy and Deputy Chair; Director, Office of Telecommunications, New York State Public Service Commission
  2. John Paul Farmer & Jessica Tisch; Chief Technology Officer; Citywide Chief Information Officer, New York City
  3. Leecia Eve; Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon
  4. Brian Roberts; Chair and CEO, Comcast Corporation
  5. Camille Joseph-Goldman & Rodney Capel ; Group Vice President for Government Affairs; Vice President of State Government Affairs,  Charter Communications
  6. Patricia Jacobs & Elizabeth Segal; President of Northern Region; Executive Director of New York City External Affairs, AT&T
  7. Jane Builder; Principal Manager Network Advocacy, Northeast Region, T-Mobile
  8. Antonio Delgado; Member of Congress
  9. Leroy Comrie & Kevin Parker; State Senators
  10. Ana Rua; Head of Government Affairs for New York City and State, Crown Castle
  11. David Scrodanus & Frank Antico; Regional Public Sector Sales Managers for New York State and New York City, Cisco
  12. Barbara Humpton; President and CEO, Siemens
  13. Kim Berger; Chief, Internet and Technology Bureau, New York State Attorney General
  14. Dennis Trainor; Vice President, CWA District 1
  15. Scott Rasmussen ; Assistant Vice President, Empire State Development,
  16. Mike McGovern; Regional Vice President, DISH Network
  17. Christopher Ortiz; Counsel, Government Affairs, Altice USA
  18. Dave White; Vice President of Northeast Regional States, Motorola Solutions
  19. Arvind Krishna, Chair and CEO, IBM
  20. Bruce Abbott; Senior Vice President and General Manager, RCN
  21. Rajiv Rao & Rossana Rosado; Chief Technology Officer; Secretary of State, New York State
  22. Joe Morrisroe; Executive Director, NYC 311, NYC Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications
  23. Nick Colvin ; Senior Vice President, LinkNYC
  24. Mike Finley; CEO, Boingo
  25. Melinda White; CEO, Transit Wireless
  26. Wade Davis; Co-owner and CEO, Univision Communications Inc.
  27. Goli Sheikholeslami; President and CEO, New York Public Radio
  28. Robert Schachter; Senior Vice President of Sales, Northeast Region, iHeartMedia
  29. Peter Altabef; Chair and CEO, Unisys
  30. Eric Schmidt; Chair, Reimagine New York Commission
  31. Richard Parsons, Charles Phillips & Darren Walker; Members, Reimagine New York Commission
  32. Jim Becker; President and CEO, The Middleburgh Telephone Company
  33. Caitlin Brookner; Spokesperson, New Yorkers for 5G
  34. Tom Marciano; President, New York State Wireless Association
  35. Victoria Lamberth; Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, ZenFi Networks
  36. James McCarthy; Board Chair, New York State Telecommunications Association
  37. Robert Puckett; President, New York State Telecommunications Association
  38. Daniela Perdomo; Co-Founder and CEO, goTenna
  39. Jim Bell; Chair, New York State Forum
  40. Melissa D’Andrea & Steve Koch, Albany Chair; New York City Chair, New York State Forum’s IT Corporate Roundtable
  41. Clayton Banks; Co-Founder and CEO, Silicon Harlem
  42. Amy Kellogg; Partner-in-Charge at the Albany Office, Harter Secrest & Emery
  43. Christopher Fisher; Managing Partner, Cuddy & Feder
  44. Leslie Snyder; Managing Partner, Snyder & Snyder
  45. David Bronston; Special Counsel and Telecommunications Team Leader, Phillips Lytle
  46. Jovia Radix; Vice President of Legislation, Kasirer
  47. Joe Fasone; Founder, Pilot
  48. Kristina Newman-Scott; President, BRIC
  49. Daniel Coughlin; President and CEO, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
  50. Maria Torres; President and Chief Operating Officer, The Point

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