Frontier Communications Vice President, Regulatory & Government Affairs in SACRAMENTO, California
Vice President, Regulatory & Government Affairs
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier’s video offerings include Frontier FiOS® and Vantage TV by Frontier™ with 100 percent HD picture quality, Total Home DVR, instant channel change, enhanced search, Video on Demand, and much more. Business Edge™ offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.
The Vice President, Regulatory & Government Affairs, is a strategic and operational leader with a strong track record of regulatory leadership in the telecommunications sector. He/she will have overall responsibility for building and leading the activities related to all state and local public policy initiatives for Frontier in the state of California. He/she will be responsible for regulatory, legislative, governmental and external affairs activities as well as industry relations. The successful candidate will have a very strong compliance and regulatory background and the ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of the business landscape and objectives, as well as business challenges facing the organization and industry.
- Develop a strategic plan to drive advocacy results, both offensive and defensive, consistent with Frontier’s business objectives.
- Leverage prior experience with legislative and regulatory processes and agencies, including drafting legislation, advocacy, meeting request procedures, preparation and submission of comments and briefing documents, and negotiations with regulatory agencies, as well as anticipating concerns, proactively addressing issues and challenges, and effectively finding solutions.
- Build and maintain relationships and personally engage with regulators, legislators, state executive and key appointed officials in support of Frontier’s interests; ability to develop and maintain long-term, positive and collaborative relationships with regulators and other government officials/entities as required.
- Effectively monitor and interpret regulatory actions to ascertain any impact on the company, including the identification of favorable business opportunities or potential threats, including written analysis, advocacy papers and other written material necessary to explain impacts internally and advance Frontier’s interests externally.
- Proactively identify and articulate policy objectives that are unique to wireline providers and effectively advocate those objectives within industry associations and coalitions, both orally and in writing to internal and external audiences.
- Favorably represent Frontier and effectively advocate its position with key stakeholders in the industry through positive and proactive outreach.
- Proactively communicating with senior leadership team (SLT) and internal stakeholders about any new or upcoming regulatory decisions/actions that could impact the company. Monitor implementation and compliance surrounding various state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Manage and direct the responsibilities and activities of the Director, Government & Regulatory, and other staff as needed/assigned.
- Develop and manage budgets (annual/monthly).
_ REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS_
- Bachelor's Degree required, J.D. or other relevant advanced degree preferred.
- At least 7-10 years of telecommunications and/or legal experience.
- In depth experience with California and U.S. regulatory requirements.
- Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Proven ability to comprehend and respond to complex legal and regulatory documents.
- Ability to work independently and successfully address multiple priorities and stakeholders concurrently.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a distributed team, including in development of advocacy positions, talking points, legislation and other items as needed.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as effective and compelling presentation skills.
- Strong leadership presence, relationship building, and demonstration of sound judgment.
- Highly effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams while influencing without authority when necessary.
- Moderate travel required (15-25%), generally in state.
Frontier Communications is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.