Verizon hires Qwest legislative exec
By Sami Lais
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Legislative and government relations specialist Shirley
Bloomfield has traded her job at one Networx telecommunications
provider for a similar position at another.
This month, Bloomfield
joined Verizon Communications Inc.’s federal relations office as
vice president of federal government relations.
For the past two years, she was senior vice president of
federal relations at Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Washington office.
Last summer, she answered questions from the House Oversight
and Government Reform Committee on high-cost federal universal
service support in rural areas. She argued in favor of
increasing Qwest’s share of federal assistance from the High
Cost Support Mechanism fund for delivering services to sparsely
populated areas in the 14 western states the telecom carrier
Before joining Qwest,
was vice president of government affairs and association
services at the National Telecommunications Cooperative
Verizon ranks No. 18 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100
list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
About the Author: Sami Lais is a special contributor to Washington Technology.