Genevieve Morelli, President

morelliGenny Morelli is President of ITTA.  Ms. Morelli has over twenty-five years experience as a communications professional. Immediately prior to joining ITTA in March 2011, Ms. Morelli was a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of national law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where she represented a diverse group of communications service providers in federal and state regulatory, appellate litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Morelli previously headed the federal and state regulatory and legislative programs for Qwest Communications International and prior to that time served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (“COMPTEL”). Ms. Morelli also served as communications counsel for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”).Ms. Morelli holds a law degree from George Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from New York University. She is a member of the District of Columbia bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Michael Jacobs, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

 mjacobs1Mike Jacobs is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at ITTA, where he oversees the association’s advocacy on regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission.  Mike came to ITTA in 2016 from the Federal Communications Commission where he held the position of Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.  Previously, Mike acted as Senior Legal Advisor to the Chief of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and as a Senior Attorney Advisor in both the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.  Mike holds a law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Duke University.

 

Paul Raak, Vice President, Legislative Affairs

raakPaul Raak is Vice President, Legislative Affairs at ITTA, where he oversees the association’s advocacy on Capitol Hill.  Paul has nearly fifteen years experience advising on communications and technology policy issues before Congress.  Prior to joining ITTA in 2007, Paul worked for Rep. Lee Terry (R, NE) and Rep. Steve King (R, IA), advising on technology issues and tax policy.  Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Paul worked for a rural Iowa company that provides landline and wireless voice, broadband, and video services.  Paul also has worked for the Iowa State Senate and remains active in Iowa politics.  Mr. Raak holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.