Jennie provides counsel to the executive team on a variety of legal and strategic matters.
Jennie previously served as a Vice President at Windstream Communications. As a senior member of the General Counsel’s team, she provided legal and public policy advice to corporate executives on a wide variety of business initiatives. Jennie’s contributions during her decade at the company included attaining and protecting substantial government funding for broadband networks; achieving approval for mergers and acquisitions; and improving employment engagement as manager of a team spread across the continental United States.
Before joining Windstream, Jennie was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Advisor on Policy and Planning at the California Public Utilities Commission. Her state government work included leading the development of the Governor’s Executive Order on Twenty-First Century Government: Expanding Broadband Access and Usage in California (EO S-23-06), drafting the PUC decision that created California’s first-ever state video franchise regulatory regime, and managing cross-agency efforts to advance deployment of enhanced 911 services for VoIP customers.
Jennie’s prior work experience includes serving as a John Gardner Fellow in the office of FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy and a Sand Hill Fellow in the Program for the Study of Entertainment Media and Health at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Civic and Board Involvement
Jennie volunteers her time as a mediator for community and small claims court matters, and supports her children’s grade school in a variety of capacities, including recently serving as co-chair for the school’s annual carnival. She also is a John Gardner Public Service Fellowship class chair. Her prior volunteer work within the Federal Communications Bar Association included serving as a Northern California Chapter chair and as a Moot Court Committee chair.