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Internet2 Names John S. Morabito As Vice President and General Counsel

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 by Doug Howell
Tags: Community Driven, Community Engagement, Executive Insights, Governance, imported, Leadership

Ann Arbor, Mich.—March 19, 2012—Internet2 President and CEO Dave Lambert announced today that John S. Morabito has joined Internet2 as Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. He will provide senior executive leadership for external relations and legal matters. Mr. Morabito is the former Deputy Associate Administrator in the Office of Policy Analysis and Development for the U.S Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Morabito helped NTIA in its role as principal adviser to the President on telecommunications and information matters. He joined NTIA in May 2009 to serve as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

“I am delighted to have John join Internet2 and our senior executive leadership team. John’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience with telecommunications and Internet policy issues and relationships within industry, non-profit organizations, and the government will greatly benefit the Internet2 community,” said Internet2 President and CEO Dave Lambert. “John’s leadership will expand our opportunities to both strategically advance the needs of Internet2 members and the broader research and education community, and showcase our impact to potential new members, and federal, state and local leaders.”

In his new role, Morabito will be responsible for developing and implementing external relations, in coordination with other higher education associations and interests, with the goal of maintaining Internet2 as a leader, trusted authority, and resource in the area of advanced Internet development. This responsibility will include cultivating support and providing high-speed Internet connectivity to community anchor institutions. As General Counsel, Morabito will lead Internet2 on a wide range of legal matters and provide counsel to the senior executive leadership team.

Morabito has more than 20 years of experience in communications and information technology. Prior to joining NTIA, he served as Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy Counsel for Comcast Corporation, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Qwest Communications, Vice President of Federal Affairs for Frontier Corporation, Counsel for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce, and Deputy Division Chief of several divisions in the Common Carrier Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission.

Morabito received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an A.B. in Economics from Vassar College, and attended the London School of Economics as part of his undergraduate degree. Morabito is a member of the New York, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Connecticut bars and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court.

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