By Gautham Nagesh - 07/28/11 03:13 PM EDT
CTIA-The Wireless Association announced Thursday that Jamie Hastings will be joining the trade group on Sept. 6 as vice president of external and state affairs.
In her new job Hastings will advocate for the wireless industry on policy issues facing all levels of state government. She will also analyze state legislation regulatory proposals to ensure they reflect the current state of a rapidly evolving industry.
"Jamie has an outstanding reputation of being an effective advocate for the industry,” said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless
Association, in a statement.
"I look forward to working with her on a variety of matters, ranging from stopping the discriminatory taxes and fees on wireless consumers’ bills, educating policymakers about online privacy, expanding mobile broadband access for all and encouraging young people to use their wireless devices responsibly."
Hastings spent the past 11 years working for T-Mobile USA as vice president of state legislative affairs. The government is currently reviewing AT&T's proposed $39 billion
acquisition of T-Mobile. She has also worked for the County of Westerchester and the City of Yonkers in New York.
Hastings earned a J.D. from Union University Albany Law School and a bachelor of arts in English from Fordham University.