National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA)
Ms. Fiona M. Alexander is the Associate Administrator (Head of Office) for the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Office of International Affairs (OIA). NTIA serves as the principal policy advisor to the President on communications and information policy matters as well as the federal radio frequency spectrum manager. OIA advocates U.S. policy perspectives in a variety of international fora including, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group (APEC TEL) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Ms. Alexander was NTIA’s lead negotiator for issues related to Internet Governance in the context of the UN World Summit on the Information Society, ITU Plenipotentiary, Development and Standardization conferences from 2000 – 2008 and in preparations for the OECD Ministerial on the Future of the Internet Economy. In her role as Associate Administrator she oversees and manages NTIA’s activities related to the continued transition of the technical coordination of the Internet’s domain name and addressing system (DNS) to the private sector as well as NTIA’s involvement in international ICT bilateral and multilateral discussions. Prior joining NTIA, Ms. Alexander was a Senior Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from American University, Washington, D.C.