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Margaret McCarthy

Senior Director, Government Affairs

Margaret McCarthy brings over a decade of experience working on technology policy to her role as Senior Director of Government Affairs at ITI. She served in senior staff positions in Congress for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and as Legislative Director in the office of Rep. Doris Matsui. Most recently, Margaret was Executive Director of Mobile Future, where she led the organization’s efforts to encourage investment and innovation in the wireless sector. She began her career on Capitol Hill on the Senate Commerce Committee staff and subsequently served as Legislative Assistant for two Committee members, Senator Byron Dorgan and Senator Amy Klobuchar. In addition, she held two positions in the Executive Branch during the Obama Administration, at the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and in the office of Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.

Margaret is a native Washingtonian and graduate of D.C. Public Schools and the University of Michigan.

Blog Posts by Margaret McCarthy

  • ITI to Congress: Seize the Opportunity to Advance U.S. Innovation   (November 17, 2021)

    From raising the debt limit and funding the federal government to passing a defense authorization bill, the U.S. Congress has a packed agenda to accomplish before the end of 2021. Among these priorities, ...

  • What Tech is Doing to Help Americans Vote   (October 27, 2020)

    November 3, 2020 marks Election Day in the United States, but millions of Americans have been voting for days and even weeks in states across the country. Even though higher-than-normal voter turn-out ...