Communications industry veteran Jonathan Banks joined USTelecom in March 2007, and directs the association’s policy development and advocacy work before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the courts. Banks comes to USTelecom from BellSouth where he played several leadership roles in the company’s federal advocacy, and his experience at one of the leading communications companies in the industry makes him an invaluable asset to the association.
Banks joined BellSouth in 1995 and most recently served as vice president – executive and regulatory affairs with responsibility for federal public policy advocacy. He also provided legal expertise as general counsel in BellSouth’s Washington office.
Previously, Banks held positions at the FTC, managing a staff litigating competition cases; Armstrong World Industries, where he was responsible for antitrust compliance and litigation at a Fortune 500 company; and the Association of American Railroads, overseeing regulation and state taxation issues.