Kate O’Connor is the Chief Counsel for Communications and Technology with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. Kate previously served as the Chief of Staff for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she worked on legislative and communications policy issues affecting spectrum and broadband issues. She also worked in NTIA’s Office of Congressional Affairs and engaged with state government officials and other federal agencies to advance White House initiatives on broadband and 5G.
Prior to joining NTIA, O’Connor worked in the United States Senate, first in the office of Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and then for Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).
Kate attended the University of Chicago and is originally from Chicago, IL.